Wondering how many dead birds have tested positive for West Nile virus so far this year?
Need to know if there have been any cases of West Nile virus in your county?
Looking for the phone number for the West Nile Virus Dead Bird Hotline?
You can find all that information at www.westnile.ca.gov. The California Department of Public Health maintains this website year-round to provide all the latest information on West Nile Virus in California.
The Assembly of the State of California has declared April 19th through 25th as West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week. To read the full text of of Concurrent Resolution ACR-51, click here.
UC Davis is hiring West Nile Virus Hotline operators.
The California West Nile Virus Hotline opens on April 15th, and operators are needed to provide information about West Nile virus and coordinate the submission of dead birds and squirrels for disease testing. This position will be based in Richmond, CA at the California Department of Public Health campus.
On Saturday, March 28th, Vector Control Technicians Stephanie Busam and Ryan Thorndike educated visitors about the link between climate change and vector-borne disease at the 2015 Woodside/Portola Valley Earth Fair. Displays included insect specimens, live adult mosquitoes, and mosquito larvae.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, an increase in vector-borne disease is one of many anticipated human health effects of climate change.