CA Dept. of Public Health UC Davis Arbovirus Research and Training Mosquito and Vector Control Assoc. of CA

Case Counts by County

CountyDead birds
Alameda2
Alpine-
Amador-
Butte5
Calaveras-
Colusa1
Contra Costa19
Del Norte-
El Dorado2
Fresno5
Glenn2
Humboldt1
Imperial-
Inyo-
Kern3
Kings1
Lake5
Lassen-
Los Angeles101
Madera1
Marin1
Mariposa-
Mendocino-
Merced1
Modoc-
Mono-
Monterey1
Napa-
Nevada1
Orange57
Placer4
Plumas-
Riverside41
Sacramento86
San Benito-
San Bernardino45
San Diego43
San Francisco1
San Joaquin7
San Luis Obispo6
San Mateo1
Santa Barbara1
Santa Clara15
Santa Cruz1
Shasta2
Sierra-
Siskiyou-
Solano4
Sonoma5
Stanislaus6
Sutter3
Tehama-
Trinity-
Tulare8
Tuolumne-
Ventura2
Yolo14
Yuba6
Total510

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News

CDPH Reports First Human West Nile Virus Case This Summer

Jul 25, 2013

SACRAMENTO - An elderly resident in Glenn County is the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus infection this summer in California, announced Dr. Ron Chapman, state health officer and director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). The person was hospitalized, but is now recovering.

"This first confirmed West Nile virus case this summer reminds us that we must take precautions to protect ourselves and our families from mosquito bites," said Chapman. "West Nile virus activity is greatest during the summertime."

West Nile virus is transmitted to humans and animals by the bite of an infected mosquito. The risk of serious illness to most people is low. However, some individuals - less than 1 percent - can develop a serious neurologic illness such as encephalitis or meningitis. People 50 years of age and older have a higher chance of getting sick and are more likely to develop complications. Recent data also indicate that those with diabetes and/or hypertension are at greatest risk for serious illness.

To date in 2013, West Nile virus has been detected in 31 California counties.

CDPH recommends that individuals prevent exposure to mosquito bites and West Nile virus by practicing the "Three Ds":


  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. DAWN AND DUSK - Mosquitoes bite in the early morning and evening so it is important to wear proper clothing and repellent if outside during these times. Make sure that your doors and windows have tight-fitting screens to keep out mosquitoes. Repair or replace screens with tears or holes.

  3. 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 know of a swimming pool that is not being properly maintained, please contact your local mosquito and vector control agency.

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 website or by calling toll-free 1-877-WNV-BIRD (968-2473).

www.cdph.ca.gov

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Compared to previous year and previous five-year average to date

As of Dec 29, 2017201720165Y AVG
Counties473933
Human cases502442481
Dead birds51013521279
Mosquito samples337135282545
Sentinel chickens305343344
YTD - Year to date corresponds to the same time last year or last five years.

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01.16Positive Counts by City/County for 2017
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Mosquitoes

11.09 AMOR - EVS Week 44
11.09 AMOR - GRAVID Week 44
11.09 AMOR - NJLT Week 44
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