|September 17, 2021|
Another summer of West Nile virus is here
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) - San Bernardino County health officials are urging residents to take precautions after a bird carcass collected in Lake Arrowhead and a collection of mosquitoes from Needles tested positive for West Nile virus.
In Palm Springs, spraying for mosquitoes is being done on Saturday mornings in specific parts of the city.
In Nuevo, near Perris, the Riverside County Vector Control Program has scheduled an ultra-low volume ground application of insecticide using truck-mounted sprayers to reduce the number of mosquitoes is planned for Wednesday, July 28th.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced July 16th the first confirmed death in California due to West Nile virus (WNV). The death occurred in San Luis Obispo County.
People bitten by an infected mosquito may develop West Nile fever and experience flu-like symptoms which may include fever, body aches, skin rash, and fatigue. In some people, West Nile fever can develop into a more serious form of the disease.
Story Date: August 2, 2021