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West Nile Virus activity on the rise in Sacramento area

WEST NILE VIRUS ACTIVITY INCREASES AS MORE DEAD BIRDS AND MOSQUITO SAMPLES TEST POSITIVE

Elk Grove, Ca…— The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito &Vector Control District announced today that further evidence of West Nile virus activity (WNV) has been detected throughout areas of Sacramento and Yolo counties as 14 mosquito samples and one dead bird tested positive today. The mosquito samples and dead bird were been collected from different locations; however most of the WNV activity is concentrated in urban areas within the city of Sacramento. Areas that are closely being monitored due to an increase in activity include Elder Creek Rd. and Florin Rd. west of Power Inn Rd. “The mosquito and West Nile virus season is definitely underway and it is important for residents to be mindful and prevent mosquitoes from breeding in their back yard,” said Gary Goodman, District Manager. “Everyone should take the necessary precautions to avoid being bitten,” he added.

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