West Nile Virus
A Marin County resident has tested positive for the West Nile virus, marking the first case detected in a person in the county this year, health officials said Friday.
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.
Two dead birds found in San Mateo have tested positive for West Nile virus, the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District announced on Tuesday.
This is San Francisco’s first ever human case of West Nile virus in which the patient was infected via a mosquito bite.
Another human case of West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Contra Costa County according to health officials, bringing the tally up to two known infections.
Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District crews will spray an area of Antioch tonight after discovering a group of mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus there, district officials said.
Two crows located in Contra Costa County tested positive for the West Nile virus Tuesday, according to the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District.
Mosquito control experts in east Contra Costa County are spraying pesticide to stay ahead of West Nile Virus after a third resident in that area has contracted the disease.
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.