Mosquito Sample Tested Positive for West Nile Virus

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SACRAMENTO — The first mosquito sample of the season has tested positive for West Nile virus today, according to the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District.

The mosquito sample was taken out of the Merritt area in Yolo County. Other counties, including Placer County, have also reported West Nile virus activity.

According to District Manager Gary Goodman, “It’s important for residents to take these findings seriously, because it confirms the presence of the virus within our area.”

In response to the finding, the District will increase mosquito monitoring in the area to find sources where mosquitoes may be breeding.