Case Counts by County

CountyDead birds
Alameda95
Alpine-
Amador-
Butte22
Calaveras-
Colusa4
Contra Costa44
Del Norte-
El Dorado5
Fresno9
Glenn4
Humboldt2
Imperial-
Inyo-
Kern3
Kings3
Lake18
Lassen-
Los Angeles97
Madera5
Marin6
Mariposa-
Mendocino-
Merced8
Modoc-
Mono-
Monterey-
Napa12
Nevada-
Orange409
Placer40
Plumas-
Riverside1
Sacramento294
San Benito-
San Bernardino17
San Diego23
San Francisco-
San Joaquin53
San Luis Obispo-
San Mateo19
Santa Barbara1
Santa Clara904
Santa Cruz1
Shasta6
Sierra-
Siskiyou-
Solano33
Sonoma37
Stanislaus47
Sutter19
Tehama-
Trinity-
Tulare40
Tuolumne-
Ventura7
Yolo71
Yuba16
Total2375

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Governor Schwarzenegger Orders Enhancements to Fight West Nile Virus

Sep 10, 2007

GAAS:711:07 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Governor Schwarzenegger today issued an executive order calling for additional actions to fight the West Nile Virus. The Governor's executive order broadens the purposes for which previously allocated funding of $10 million can be used to mitigate the West Nile Virus in at-risk counties.

Last month, the Governor issued executive orders allocating funds to fight the virus with mosquito abatement, surveillance, vegetation management and by other means. So far this year, 35 counties have received nearly $4.5 million in funds to fight the West Nile Virus. Today's executive order will fund efforts by local jurisdictions to expand public education, enhance outreach to the medical community and include aggressive surveillance by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) of areas with elevated risk of West Nile Virus transmission.

"Protecting public safety is government's top job" that's why I'm committed to ensuring our local agencies have all the tools they need to fight this deadly mosquito-borne disease," said Governor Schwarzenegger.

On August 2, 2007 in Bakersfield, the Governor declared a State of Emergency in the counties of Kern, Colusa and San Joaquin which have experienced a significant number of incidents of West Nile Virus. The Governor subsequently ordered CDPH to allocate up to $10 million in funding to fight the virus. The funding pays for local vector control agencies to identify mosquito habitat, treat areas to prevent the spread of West Nile Virus and conduct surveillance and warning operations so that counties can effectively fight the health threat.

"This is also a reminder to all Californians to protect themselves against mosquito bites" including getting rid of standing water, wearing insect repellent and staying inside during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active," added the Governor.

On August 20, 2007, the Governor issued an executive order for the Department of Public Health to allocate up to $500,000 in additional funds to the Department of Fish and Game for vegetation management on wetland wildlife areas managed by the Department of Fish and Game and located in counties determined by the Department of Public Health to be at high risk of West Nile Virus transmission.

The number of people infected this year with West Nile Virus is three times higher than the same time last year. There have been 10 deaths in California due to West Nile Virus. There have been 198 identified West Nile Virus cases in 24 counties so far this year.

Since taking office, prior to signing executive orders last month, Governor Schwarzenegger had invested more than $15 million to fight the West Nile Virus. The state deploys surveillance and detection technology to track specific areas of West Nile Virus activity and alert local agencies so they can target their mosquito control activities.

Below is the full text of the Governor's Executive Order:



EXECUTIVE ORDER S-12-07




            WHEREAS on August 2, 2007, I issued a Proclamation of Emergency regarding the imminent threat to persons and property caused by West Nile Virus; and

            WHEREAS the State of California, along with local governments, have made sustained efforts to minimize the spread of the virus, and the state has dedicated more than $15 million over the last three years to mitigate the virus's effects; and

            WHEREAS the August 2, 2007 Emergency Proclamation ordered the Department of Public Health to do the following: (1) allocate up to $1 million, as needed, to local vector control agencies to identify potential mosquito habitat and to treat those areas to prevent the spread of West Nile Virus; (2) allocate up to $350,000 to local vector control agencies for surveillance purposes to provide an early warning of the incidence of West Nile Virus so that proper control measures can be taken by the local vector control agencies to prevent the spread of West Nile Virus; and (3) coordinate with the State and Consumer Services Agency, the Resources Agency and the Department of Food and Agriculture to develop a plan using best management practices for implementation by the appropriate state agencies for the early detection of West Nile Virus on state-owned properties and appropriate mitigation and abatement measures, allocating funds up to $150,000 to develop the plan; and

            WHEREAS on August 13, 2007, I issued Executive Order S-10-07, which ordered the Department of Public Health to allocate up to an additional $10 million, as needed, to local vector control agencies for (1) identification of potential mosquito habitat, (2) treatment of those areas to prevent the spread of West Nile Virus, and/or (3) surveillance to provide an early warning of the incidence of West Nile Virus so that proper control measures can be taken by the local vector control agencies to prevent the spread of West Nile Virus in counties identified by the Department of Public Health; and

            WHEREAS on August 20, 2007, I issued Executive Order S-11-07, which ordered the Department of Public Health to allocate up to $500,000 in additional funds to the Department of Fish and Game for vegetation management on the following wetland wildlife areas managed by the Department of Fish and Game and located in counties determined by the Department of Public Health to be at high risk of West Nile Virus transmission: Mendota Wildlife Area (Fresno County); Los Banos and North Grasslands wildlife areas (Merced County); Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area (Butte and Glenn counties); and Gray Lodge Wildlife Area (Butte and Sutter counties). The order further required the Department of Fish and Game to (1) use the funds for vegetation management on other wetland wildlife areas identified in consultation with the Department of Public Health as being located within counties that are moderate to high risk of West Nile Virus transmission, and (2) consult with the Department of Public Health regarding best practices for vegetation management to prevent West Nile Virus, including best water management practices, vegetation control, wetland infrastructure maintenance, wetland enhancement features, and biological controls.

            WHEREAS the risk of West Nile Virus transmission continues. However, education, outreach, enhanced human surveillance and epidemiological investigations have been shown to be effective in reducing the risk of West Nile Virus infection. Therefore, in addition to the foregoing efforts, enhanced education of the general public on West Nile Virus prevention, expanded outreach to the medical community, and intensified human case surveillance will further reduce West Nile Virus risk.

            NOW, THEREFORE, I, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, Governor of the State of California, in accordance with the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes of the State of California, and in particular, sections 8567, 8571 and 8690.6 of the California Government Code, do hereby issue the following orders to become effective immediately:

            IT IS ORDERED that the Department of Public Health shall allocate funds previously provided through the Governor's August 2, 2007 Emergency Proclamation and Executive Order S-10-07, as needed, to local agencies involved with West Nile Virus response to (1) enhance and expand public education on West Nile Virus prevention, (2) enhance outreach to the medical community, and/or (3) conduct active surveillance or epidemiological investigations of human West Nile Virus cases in counties identified by the Department of Public Health to be at elevated risk of West Nile Virus transmission.

            IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Department of Public Health enter into contracts it deems appropriate, in consultation with counties identified by the Department of Public Health to be at elevated risk of West Nile Virus transmission and the local agencies within those regions, to provide services, materials, personnel and equipment to supplement the West Nile Virus mitigation efforts in those jurisdictions.

        
            IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the provisions of the Government Code, the Public Contract Code, the State Contracting Manual and Management Memo 03-10, along with all Department of Public Health policies, applicable to state contracts, including, but not limited to, advertising and competitive bidding requirements and approvals for non-competitively bid contracts, are hereby temporarily suspended with respect to contracts to implement this Executive Order to the extent that such laws would prevent, hinder or delay prompt mitigation of the effects of this emergency.            

            This Order is not intended to, and does not, create any rights or benefits, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity, against the State of California, its agencies, departments, entities, officers, employees, or any other person.


             I FURTHER DIRECT that as soon as hereafter possible, this Order be filed in the Office of the Secretary of State and that widespread publicity and notice be given to this Order.        

        

             IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 10th Day of September 2007.







______________________________
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
Governor of California
                                                                                

ATTEST:


______________________________
DEBRA BOWEN
Secretary of State

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