State Will Receive More Funding To Address West Nile Virus
The state will receive $2.16 million in additional federal funds to address West Nile virus, Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Kim Belshe said Thursday, the Sacramento Bee reports.
The state will use the funds to:
- Update rapid laboratory testing for suspected human cases;
- Train laboratory workers;
- Improve tracking and monitoring efforts; and
- Evaluate the efficacy of mosquito-control efforts.
To date, 21 counties have reported West Nile cases this year, none of which has involved humans (Griffith, Sacramento Bee, 4/29). 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.