Case Counts by County

CountyDead birds
Alameda13
Alpine-
Amador-
Butte2
Calaveras-
Colusa1
Contra Costa19
Del Norte-
El Dorado1
Fresno7
Glenn1
Humboldt1
Imperial-
Inyo-
Kern2
Kings1
Lake5
Lassen-
Los Angeles9
Madera4
Marin2
Mariposa-
Mendocino-
Merced-
Modoc-
Mono-
Monterey-
Napa5
Nevada-
Orange55
Placer16
Plumas-
Riverside-
Sacramento143
San Benito-
San Bernardino2
San Diego1
San Francisco-
San Joaquin23
San Luis Obispo-
San Mateo3
Santa Barbara-
Santa Clara429
Santa Cruz1
Shasta2
Sierra-
Siskiyou-
Solano27
Sonoma8
Stanislaus17
Sutter13
Tehama-
Trinity-
Tulare32
Tuolumne-
Ventura1
Yolo21
Yuba5
Total872

WNV Activity by County
Printable Version
2014 | 2013 | 2012
2011 | 2010 | 2009
2008 | 2007

Press Releases

First Two California Fatalities From West Nile Virus in 2011

Oct 3, 2011

CONTACT:
Ken August
Ron Owens
(916) 440-7259

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                
October 3, 2011                                                                                
PH11-043

SACRAMENTO - A 37-year-old man and an 86-year-old man, both from Kern County, are the first reported fatalities from West Nile virus (WNV) this year, Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health, announced today.

"These unfortunate deaths remind us of the potential danger from mosquito bites and West Nile virus," Chapman said. To date in 2011, 88 human cases of WNV from 18 California counties have been reported. Last year 111 cases and six fatalities were reported.

WNV is most commonly transmitted to humans and animals through a mosquito bite. The risk of serious illness to most people is low. However, some individuals - less than 1 percent - will develop serious neurologic illness such as encephalitis or meningitis. Individuals 50 years of age and older have a higher chance of getting sick and are more likely to develop serious symptoms. Studies also show that those with diabetes and/or hypertension are at greatest risk for serious illness.

Chapman said that the most effective way for individuals to prevent exposure to mosquito bites and West Nile virus is to remember the "Four D's":

1. DEET - Apply insect repellent containing DEET, picaradin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535 according to label instructions. Repellents keep the mosquitoes from biting you. DEET can be used safely on infants and children 2 months of age and older.

2. DRESS - Wear clothing that reduces the risk of skin exposure to mosquito bites.

3. DAWN AND DUSK - Mosquitoes that carry WNV bite in the early morning and evening so it is important to wear repellent at this time. Make sure that your doors and windows have tight-fitting screens to keep out mosquitoes. Repair or replace screens with tears or holes.

4. DRAIN - Mosquitoes lay their eggs on standing water. Eliminate all sources of standing water on your property, including flower pots, old car tires, rain gutters and pet bowls. If you have a pond, use mosquito fish (available from your local mosquito and vector control agency) or commercially available products to eliminate mosquito larvae.

California's West Nile virus website includes the latest information on West Nile virus activity in the state. Californians are encouraged to report all dead birds and dead tree squirrels on the Web site or by calling toll-free 1-877-WNV-BIRD (968-2473).

www.cdph.ca.gov

Downloads


Locate Your Local Mosquito and Vector Control Agency
Search by Zip Code

Compared to 2013 YTD

As of Jul 23, 201420132014
Counties3235
Human cases415
Dead birds325872
Mosquito samples555771
Sentinel chickens2714
2013 YTD - Year to date corresponds to the same time last year.

- view all 2013 YTD activity -

WNV Reports

Weekly Report

07.25 2014 YTD WNV Activity Map
07.18 Arbovirus Bulletin #22
07.15 2014 US Arboviral Activity Update

Humans

07.21 2014 Human WNV Incidence Report
07.21 2003-2014 WNV Case Summary
04.21 2013 Human WNV Incidence Report

Dead Birds

07.25Reported, Tested, Positive 2014
07.25Positive Counts by City/County for 2014
07.25Positive Species for 2014

Mosquitoes

07.25 AMOR - EVS Week 29
07.25 AMOR - GRAVID Week 29
07.25 AMOR - NJLT Week 29

Horses

12.16 2010 Equine WNV Result Map
12.16 2010 Confirmed Equine Cases Report
05.26 2009 Equine WNV Result Map
- view report archives -