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Mosquito with West Nile Virus Found

West Nile

A mosquito containing West Nile Virus has been found in Auburn near the Water Waste Plant on Ophir Road.

Placer County Mosquito and Vector Control District announced on Friday afternoon that a mosquito was trapped and that resident should be made aware.

According to Ada Barros, Public Information Officer of the district office, there were very few mosquitoes in the trap, which signifies a risk for WNV, but not a very big risk.

The public is encouraged to implement basic mosquito bite prevention strategies such as:

Keeping doors and windows shut, or making sure screens are in good repair.

Using a CDC-recommended insect repellent if you are outside and notice any mosquito activity.

Making sure there is no standing/stagnant water around your home.

Residents are encouraged to report any mosquito issues or standing water to the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District by phone (888) 768-2343 or online at www.placermosquito.org

About 1 in 5 people who are infected will develop a fever with other symptoms such as headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash. Most people with this type of West Nile virus disease recover completely, but fatigue and weakness can last for weeks or months.

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