West Nile Virus Activity Continues To Be Detected

Release date: 
Oct 16
Cotati, CA.- The Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District  announced today that West Nile virus continues to be present in dead birds and adult mosquitoes. The most recent activity was detected in an adult mosquito sample collected near Asti Road and Citrus Fair Drive in the City of Cloverdale. West Nile virus was also detected in two dead birds, one collected from Petaluma and the other from Santa Rosa. 
Marin County: 3 dead birds and 1 human have tested positive for West Nile virus
Sonoma County: 11 dead birds and 12  mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus
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