Residents warned to protect against West Nile Virus spread by mosquitos

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The Eastside Mosquito Abatement District detected West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes collected on June 2, from the northeast part of Modesto. Mosquito season is in full swing and, with the presence of West Nile virus, requires that all are aware and be vigilant from being bitten. Eastside Mosquito Abatement District and Turlock Mosquito Abatement District (the MADs) are working diligently within their jurisdictions to keep mosquito populations low and potential for WNV transmission minimal.

As of June 10, WNV has been detected in Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Sacramento, Kern and Los Angeles counties, and confirmed in six dead birds, four mosquito samples, and no human cases. Stanislaus County has only one mosquito sample positive for WNV.

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