After San Diego Man Shows Zika Symptoms, Officials To Spray Neighborhood For Mosquitoes
The resident had recently traveled abroad, but officials are taking precautions by spraying the area on the chance it is a local infection.
San Diego Union-Tribune:
San Diego County Will Spray Mosquitoes After Resident Comes Down With Zika-Like Symptoms
County workers will hand-spray mosquito-killing pesticide throughout a two-block section of San Diego’s South Park neighborhood Friday after a resident who recently traveled abroad came home with Zika-like symptoms.Medical testing has not confirmed that the individual, who has not been publicly identified, has Zika or any other tropical mosquito-borne infection. The individual recently returned from an unspecified location where the virus is active. (Sisson, 8/18)
In other news, a California county confirms its first case of West Nile virus —
West Nile Virus Case Detected In San Luis Obispo County
A 50-year-old San Luis Obispo County man who traveled to Fresno County and was bitten by an infected mosquito has contracted the West Nile virus.The unnamed man displayed no symptoms. The disease was detected Monday when he was screened for a blood donation, County Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein said. Because the man does not have symptoms, he is not receiving medical treatment. No other information about him was available. (Sneed, 8/18)