Adult Mosquito Treatment in Areas of Menlo Park Scheduled for Night of Aug. 2nd
Burlingame, CA – 30 July 2015
San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District (SMCMVCD) detected West Nile Virus (WNV) in adult mosquitoes collected on July 29th, 2015 from the 94025 ZIP code area. The District will conduct truck-mounted adult mosquito treatment around the detection site in an effort to prevent human cases of WNV. Weather permitting, the adult mosquito treatment is scheduled for the night of Sunday, Aug. 2nd between 9pm and 5am Monday morning.
Residents of San Carlos who are experiencing rodent problems (or who don’t want to experience rodent problems) are invited to a special community meeting on Monday evening, Aug. 3rd, at 6pm at the San Carlos Library, 601 Elm St.
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today announced the first confirmed death in California due to West Nile virus (WNV). The deceased person was a senior citizen in Nevada County.
“This death is a tragic reminder of how severe West Nile virus disease can be,” said Dr. Smith. “West Nile virus activity is more widespread in 2015 than in years past. Californians need to be vigilant in protecting themselves.”
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today announced that the level of West Nile virus (WNV) activity is on the rise throughout the state.
“While there have been no human cases of West Nile virus reported so far this year, it is only a matter of time before we see the first case,” Dr. Smith said. “As people go outdoors to enjoy the warm weather we’ve been experiencing, we’d like them to be safe and know how to protect themselves against West Nile virus.”