Jul 10, 2014 1:27 AM by Vanessa Vasconcelos
The battle against the West Nile Virus continues in Butte and Glenn Counties. Already this year there are 9 human cases. That is up from the 1 case that was reported last year.
With mosquito season at its peak, the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District is taking no chances. They say Butte County has a large mosquito population compared to other counties in California.
Tonight fogging took place in the Hamilton City and Nord areas. Mosquito foggings are commonly done in marshes, woodlands, residential and agricultural areas.
Butte County officials say traps they've set have found types of mosquitoes that commonly carry the West Nile Virus.
Just last week a dead crow found south of Polermo tested positive for the West Nile Virus. Over the last 10 years there have been 7 West Nile related deaths and 128 human cases reported in Butte County.
For information on mosquito foggings in your area visit the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District web page.
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