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West Nile found in sample
By Lakiesha McGhee – Bee Staff WriterPublished 12:00 am PDT Monday, July 9, 2007

A mosquito sample collected in the Gibson Ranch area of Sacramento County has tested positive for West Nile virus. The finding was confirmed Friday by the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District, which routinely collects and tests mosquitoes for disease. The district said it will continue its Mosquito-Borne Disease Management plan by using localized adult mosquito treatments in and around the area where the virus was detected. Response may involve ground and/or aerial treatments, according to a news release.

In Sacramento County this year, three birds and one mosquito sample have tested positive for West Nile virus, which is transmitted to humans and animals through the bite of infected mosquitoes.

For more information, call the district at (800) 429-1022 or visit the Web site http://www.fightthebite.net/.

UC IPM Pest Note on Mosquitoes: http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7451.html

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