Officials Warn Risk Of West Nile Is At Five-Year High
It is a particularly active year for the virus. Last year, 53 people died from it statewide.
Risk For West Nile Virus 'Higher Than Usual' In LA County
The risk of contracting West Nile virus in Los Angeles County is at a five-year high, according to vector control officials. The number of mosquito samples testing positive for the virus in the county is three times the number at this point last year, according to Levy Sun, spokesman for the Greater L.A. County Vector Control District. (Plevin, 8/9)
Elk Grove Could Have Aerial Spraying For West Nile Virus
Elk Grove is the latest community where increased West Nile virus activity has raised the prospect of aerial spraying for mosquitoes. West Nile virus activity is intense and widespread in Sacramento and Yolo counties, and Elk Grove requires close monitoring, officials with the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District said Monday. If more virus activity is detected, aerial spraying to control mosquitoes infected with the virus may be necessary, they said. (Locke, 8/8)