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Mosquito activity on the rise this summer

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As the temperature climbs and mosquito activity increases, local health departments are reminding residents to take precautions against catching West Nile virus, as the California Department of Public Health reported the first death from West Nile Virus for the season.

The death was reported in San Luis Obispo County. 

“West Nile virus activity in the state is increasing, so I urge Californians to take every possible precaution to protect against mosquito bites,” said Dr. Tomás J. Aragón, Director of the California Department of Public Health and State Public Health Officer.

As of July 9, WNV has been detected in 45 dead birds from 6 counties and 177 mosquito samples from 13 counties. Hot temperatures this month are contributing to increasing numbers of mosquitoes and the increased risk of virus transmission to humans. So far this season, activity is within expected levels. The risk of disease due to WNV usually increases at this time of year and is highest throughout the summer and early fall.

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Stanislaus County criticizing new sports guidelines for being less restrictive than school reopening guidelines

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STANISLAUS COUNTY, Calif. — Stanislaus County officials are excited about the new less restrictive guidelines for opening up youth sports, but disappointed at how much less restrictive they are than opening schools.

"We are disheartened with the misalignment, as junior high and high school campuses remain unable to open in the purple tier,” Scott Kuykendall, Stanislaus County Superintendent of Schools, said in a press release.

Schools can't reopen until the county hits the red tier and has a case rate of seven cases per 100,000 people, which is much more restrictive than the new youth sports guidelines.

The new guidelines say that outdoor high-contact sports, like football, basketball and rugby, can be played in counties in the purple or red tiers with case rates of less than 14 cases per 100,000 people. The athletes, 13 or older, and coaches would also have to get tested once per week if they play.

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