FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26) — The Fresno Mosquito and Vector Control District has notified the Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) of West Nile virus (WNV) positive adult mosquitoes collected from the 93702 zip code area within the city of Fresno.
“This confirmation is a strong reminder that everyone should take this disease seriously and should take every precaution to protect themselves and their families from mosquito bites,” says Dr. Rais Vohra, Fresno County Department of Public Health Interim Health Officer.
The department recommends you contact the local mosquito control district regarding standing water or mosquito problems.
You should also report any neglected swimming pools which are a major source of mosquito production.
Please report dead birds on the California West Nile website at westnile.ca.gov or by calling toll-free 1-877-WNV-BIRD (968-2473).
Fresno County residents can find their local mosquito abatement district at www.fresnocountymosquito.org.
For more information or to schedule an interview, please call (559) 268-6565.