On April 17th, San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District, along with San Mateo County Public Health and other local agencies, participated in the Silver Dragon VII Emergency Drill, a test of local agencies’ readiness to respond to a large-scale health emergency.
No West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitoes Collected in Menlo Park
Burlingame, CA – April 24, 2015
Following the detection of West Nile virus on April 20th in a dead American crow collected from Menlo Park, San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District has conducted additional targeted disease surveillance. Mosquitoes were collected from the surrounding area and tested for West Nile virus. The mosquitoes tested negative.
Dead Bird is First Indication of West Nile Virus in San Mateo County in 2015
Burlingame, CA – April 21, 2015
A dead bird collected from Menlo Park on April 20, 2015 has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This is the first indication of WNV in San Mateo County in 2015. These results arrive, coincidentally, at the beginning of West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week, April 19th through 25th, 2015.