Shasta County releases West Nile report, preps for 2015

Mar 11, 2015 11:32 AM by News Staff

Shasta County Mosquito and Vector Control District officials went before the board of supervisors Tuesday and presented a report on their mosquito control efforts in 2014.

Last year the district found 33 mosquito pools in Shasta County that tested positive for West Nile Virus, a higher number than average.

In California there were more than 750 cases of West Nile Virus, including one fatality in Shasta County. Fatal cases were also reported in Tehama and Glenn Counties and Butte County had 25 human cases.

Mosquito Vector and Control officials say they are combatting what are expected to be similar conditions in 2015, by getting crews out in the field earlier than usual.

Mosquitos gather in areas where there's less water during an extended season of heat and the number of mosquitos infected with West Nile around the state is the highest it's been since 2014.

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