June 13, 2016 2:10 PM
Learn about and become aware of the West Nile Virus (WNV) at www.ocvcd.org
The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District (District) routinely monitors populations of mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) and encourages the public to have Mosquito Control Awareness. Since the first indications in Orange County of West Nile virus on May 13, 2016, mosquito samples have tested positive in the following cities: Anaheim, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Orange, and Seal Beach. These findings indicate a more broad distribution of the virus earlier in the mosquito-breeding season than in the previous two epidemic years. In 2014, the virus was concentrated in the City of Santa Ana, and in 2015, the virus was found predominantly in the cities of Tustin and Orange during this period. As June 26 - July 2 has been declared National Mosquito Control Awareness Week by the American Mosquito Control Association, now is an ideal time to remind individuals about the increased threat of mosquito-borne disease. This week is intended to educate the general public about the significance of mosquitoes in their daily lives and the important service provided by mosquito control workers throughout the United States and worldwide. The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District makes several recommendations to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. Please read more in the attached file, visit the District website at www.ocfvd.org or call 714-971-2421.
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