- Author: Karey Windbiel-Rojas
The continued warm weather in our area means that mosquitoes are still active. So far this year, 361 cases of the mosquito-borne illness West Nile Virus (WNV) have been reported* in 23 California counties, including Yolo (4 human cases) and Sacramento (1 human case). Sadly, 18 of these 361 cases resulted in death.
It is important to protect yourself and your family from getting bit by mosquitoes. West Nile Virus is most serious in children, people with weakened immune systems, and the elderly.
When outside for prolonged periods during dawn or dusk, be sure to wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, socks, and a hat. Use insect repellents that contain DEET, picardin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus and reapply according to the label...