Written by The Business Journal Staff
The Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) has been notified by the California Department of Public Health’s Vector-Borne Disease Section that two Culex mosquito pools collected from Fresno County have tested positive for West Nile Virus.
Fresno County residents are encouraged to use insect repellents, especially in the early morning abd, that contain DEET, picardin, lemon eucalyptus oil, or IR 3535 and make sure that open doors have tight-fitting screens to keep mosquitoes out. FCDPH has also advised eliminating standing water and containers that can hold water from around the home and contact mosquito abatement districts to report poorly maintained swimming pools or water features that appear green. Further reports should be made if any dead birds or tree squirrels are found.
For more information about West Nile Virus or to report dead animals, contact the California Department of Public Health’s website at www.westnile.ca.gov or call 1-877-968-2473.