October 19, 2018

West Nile Virus Advisory

The Solano County Mosquito Abatement District (SCMAD) recently detected and confirmed West Nile Virus in mosquitoes trapped within the City of Suisun City.

While this is not a particularly unusual occurrence and the Mosquito Abatement District is working to reduce the number of mosquitoes in the area, the District encourages Suisun City residents to practice mosquito safety to reduce risk to themselves and loved ones.

Follow these suggestions to reduce exposure risk:

  • Wear an EPA-approved insect repellant when outdoors.
  • Stay indoors during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes capable of spreading the virus are most active.
  • Wear protective clothing when you are able to do so.
  • Make sure your home’s doors and windows are closed or adequately screened.

If you have mosquito-related questions or concerns, call the District at 707-437-1116 or visit them online at www.solanomosquito.com.

Though four out of five people who are infected with West Nile virus don’t develop any symptoms, it can cause fever and mild flu-like symptoms, such as headache, fatigue, skin rash on the trunk of the body, swollen lymph glands and eye pain, according to Solano Public Health.

If you have any health questions, concerns or suspect you are experiencing West Nile symptoms, please contact your doctor as soon as possible.

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