"These findings confirm that West Nile virus is present in the local mosquito populations," stated Nizza Sequeira, Public Relations Director for the District. "It is imperative that residents take the threat of WNv seriously and protect themselves against mosquito bites," stressed Sequeira.
Residents are urged to continue to report mosquito problems in their area to the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito & Vector control District at 707-285-2200 or online at www.msmosquito.com. Most importantly, residents should use personal protection measures against mosquito bites. Wearing long sleeved shirts, long pants and applying an effective repellent to exposed skin will help reduce the risk of WNv transmission from an infected mosquito.