There were more than 800 human cases of West Nile virus throughout the state in 2014, the second-highest year on record to date, the state Department of Public Health announced Wednesday.
Mosquitoes are making their presence felt in the Bay Area almost a month ahead of schedule. The mixed weather has some experts warning it could signal an early start to West Nile virus season.
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A group of mosquitoes and several dead birds found throughout Contra Costa County have tested positive for the West Nile virus in recent weeks, Contra Costa County Mosquito and Vector Control District officials said Tuesday.
The discovery of several mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus in the South Bay is prompting officials to once again spray for the insect.
As dangerous Yellow Fever Mosquito spreads in the Bay Area, look for white markings, and brown color to identify these smaller insects.
The woman, who was hospitalized for a short time, is now recovering at home, Santa Clara County Valley Health and Hospital System spokeswoman Joy Alexiou said.
There have been 19 cases of West Nile virus in the state this year, including Santa Clara and Contra Costa counties. The San Francisco Health Department is now asking the public’s help in preventing the spread of mosquitoes that may carry the virus. Nader Shatara, the head of Vector Control for the San Francisco Health Department, said residents should beware of standing water where mosquitoes breed.
A Santa Clara County neighborhood will get a fogging treatment early next week following the findings.
Insecticides were sprayed overnight Thursday in parts of Santa Clara and Sunnyvale in an effort to kill adult mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus.