Calif. Officials Warn of Yellow Fever Mosquito Sightings
California health officials are warning state residents about the yellow fever mosquito, which has been found in various areas of the state. The insect -- which can carry dengue and yellow fever -- was first detected in June in Madera and has since been found in Clovis, Fowler and Fresno, as well as in San Mateo County. Officials are spraying insecticide around infected homes and telling residents to eliminate standing water so that the mosquito cannot lay eggs.
- "California Residents Cautioned To Look Out for Yellow Fever Mosquito" (Marcum, Los Angeles Times, 10/20).