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Mosquito Surveillance Results, July 2015

Mosquito surveillance data from June and July 2015 is in. You can see how this year’s mosquito populations stack up against the 5-year average by clicking the graphic to the left.

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Mosquito Control Operations, June and July 2015

The graphics below show the type and number of mosquito breeding sources and the number of acres treated by our Vector Control Technicians in June and July, 2015. For a larger view, click the graphics.

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West Nile Virus Surveillance Update
Updated Sept. 2, 2015

In 2015 to date, nine dead birds and five mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus. No sentinel chickens or humans have tested positive for West Nile virus in San Mateo County this year.

In 2014, 20 dead birds and 15 mosquito samples in San Mateo County tested positive for West Nile virus. No sentinel chickens or humans tested positive in 2014.

For the latest statistics on West Nile virus in California, visit the California Department of Public Health’s West Nile virus website.

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September is National Preparedness Month

You’re not prepared unless you’re prepared for vectors and vector-borne disease after a disaster!

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From the American Society for Microbiology: West Nile Virus FAQ

Click the link below to read the American Society for Microbiology’s excellent West Nile virus FAQ.

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From California Department of Public Health: California Department of Public Health and Yosemite National Park Take Preventive Measures in Plague Investigation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sacramento, CA – Aug. 14, 2015

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today announced that the department, working closely with Yosemite National Park, successfully reduced the risk of plague transmission at Crane Flat Campground in Yosemite. The campground, which had been closed for four nights to allow for rodent burrows to be treated for fleas, is reopening today. The treatment controlled potentially plague-infected fleas which could spread the disease to humans and other warm-blooded hosts. 

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