Positive for West Nile VirusJanay Rickwalder
Friday, May 9, 2014
emerging comes the risk of mosquito-borne diseases such as West
Nile virus. Mosquitoes spread several diseases, but West Nile is
one of the most common in the United States
State health departments periodically capture and test mosquito
samples to gauge the presence of disease. Recently,
California have reported finding mosquitoes testing positive
for West Nile virus.
Consumers can help reduce mosquito populations in their areas by
emptying containers of standing water on their properties where
these pests lay their eggs.