More West Nile-Positive Mosquitoes Found In Orange County
Elsewhere, residents around Pyramid Lake want to know if the state could have warned about the algae bloom sooner.
Orange County Register:
More Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus
Mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus in Yorba Linda, bringing the number of local cities where infected mosquitoes have been found to eight. Another epidemic season has been predicted by the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District, although so far no human cases have been reported here or anywhere else in California. The district has tested 1,998 mosquito samples and 19 have been positive for West Nile virus. (Perkes, 7/18)
LA Daily News:
People Got Sick At Pyramid Lake Before The State Reported Toxic Algae Bloom. Could It Have Been Avoided?
After watching her 13-year-old son throw up everything he ate when they got home from a day of jet skiing at Pyramid Lake, Sharyn Martinez was angered to learn last week that the state is now urging the public to avoid the water there because of a toxic algal bloom. Martinez and her family were at the Los Angeles County reservoir on July 9. Days later, the department notified the public about the bloom. (Baer, 7/18)