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Aggressive Salt Marsh Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus Vector Arrive Early

Release date: 
Feb 27

Cotati, CA-While mosquitoes are present year-round in Marin and Sonoma counties, Vector Control Technicians are discovering an early emergence and high abundance of several species of mosquitoes this year. This anomaly is being attributed to the extreme drought followed by flooding and warmer weather, and could mean a longer and more aggressive West Nile virus season.

Cloverdale Sentinel Chicken Tests Positive for Antibodies to West Nile Virus

Release date: 
Aug 20

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 Sonoma County this year. The sentinel chicken that tested positive is from a flock that is located in the vicinity of Asti Road and Citrus Fair Drive in Cloverdale. 

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