West Nile Virus deaths reported in Sutter Co.

Aug 14, 2014 5:03 PM by News Staff

Sutter County officials announced Thursday that two women have died from West Nile Virus in the county this month.

These are the first West Nile Virus illnesses reported in Sutter County this year, the only previous West Nile death in the county was in 2012.

Earlier this month a Sacramento County woman and a Shasta County adult died after becoming infected with the virus.

The risk for West Nile Virus continues into late fall and officials say that even though the Yuba-Sutter Mosquito Control and Vector District continues to be active with mosquito control and monitoring, the mosquito activity will continue until the weather cools down.

Everyone is encouraged to take the following precautions to avoid mosquito bites:

Reduce activity during peak mosquito feeding times at dawn and dusk.

Wear effective insect repellent.

Stay behind screened windows and doors whenever possible.

Drain any standing water that may produce mosquitoes.

Defend yourself and your home by using an effective insect repellent and dressing protectively when outside and making sure screens on doors and windows are in good condition.


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