West Nile Virus Comes to San Diego

West Nile Virus Comes to San Diego

San Diego has been and will be experiencing scattered rainfall throughout the week, which is great for our current drought; however, there are health risks that come along with it. West Nile virus was found in 11 cases in San Diego last year and is sure to recur with the recent rain we’ve had as the mosquito population is on the rise. With that in mind, we must all take certain measures to protect ourselves and our community from the almost always fatal, West Nile Virus. With the brief rainfall and a current drought, San Diegans are using any tactic to capture and store rainfall. This is a smart and important method to reserving water, but we must be aware of the dangers stagnant water can store. Stagnant water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and where there is one mosquito carrying the West Nile Virus, there must be more. Simply covering your water preservers can prevent mosquitoes from both breeding and spreading the disease. The following article informs San Diego residents about the signs of West Nile Virus In your neighborhood and the preventative measures that can and should be taken to protect yourself and your family. Read Full Article...
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