Glenn County fights against West Nile

May 27, 2015 8:47 PM

The mosquitoes are already starting to buzz and Glenn County officials want residents to protect themselves. The county topped the list last year, when it came to the percentage of West Nile cases and now they are aiming to bring the number of cases down.

You may have noticed a banner over Downtown Orland that reads "Fight the Bite". It is all apart of the county's effort to make sure there are less cases. In 2014 the county had 10 cases, which is considered high for the population. The last death in the county due to the virus was in 2013. Officials say the county is doing their part, now they want residents to protect themselves.

"The 5 D's dusk till dawn, dress appropriately, drain if you have standing water around in containers standing around your residence drain them, and then call the district if you have a mosquito problem." says Glenn County Mosquito and Vector Control District Manager Jack Cavier.

People with the virus can develop mild like illnesses such as body aches, fever, muscle aches, nausea and vomiting. The virus can even lead to fatality in about 10% of people.


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