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Risk of Lyme Disease Transmission is Year-round in Marin & Sonoma Counties

Release date: 
Jan 13

Cotati, CA- Many people enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, biking, or a picnic in the woods during the winter months. According to the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control District  (MSMVCD) however, winter is also the time of year when adult ticks are abundant.  District officials want to remind outdoor enthusiasts in Marin and Sonoma counties that adult ticks are most active from fall through early spring, while the tiny nymphs are most active in the spring and early summer.

Sentinel Chicken Tests Positive for Antibodies to West Nile Virus

Release date: 
Aug 9

Cotati, CA-The Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District (MSMVCD) announced the first sentinel chicken to test positive for antibodies to West Nile virus (WNV) in Marin County. The sentinel chicken that tested positive is from a flock that is located in the vicinity of Gage Lane in Novato. Additional West Nile virus activity was detected in three more dead birds in Sonoma County. The three birds were all collected from Santa Rosa.

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