Kern County Officials Update Strategy To Combat West Nile Virus
On Tuesday, an updated action plan to address the West Nile virus was presented to the Kern County Board of Supervisors, marking the first time that the county plan has been revised since it was adopted in February 2004, the Bakersfield Californian reports.
The plan calls for:
- Collaborating with local real estate agents to identify abandoned properties;
- Conducting a public education campaign;
- Alerting the board of supervisors to any funding concerns;
- Addressing plumbing leaks, removing tree stumps and using insecticides to control mosquitoes; and
- Interviewing county residents who contract West Nile virus.
Interim county Public Health Officer Claudia Jonah said the plan would be updated continuously.
The county West Nile Virus task force will meet monthly during the West Nile season (Hagedorn, Bakersfield Californian, 4/8). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.