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2013.07.26-Fogging to Suppress West Nile Virus Mosquitoes in San José

Published on: 10/30/2013 5:00 PM

Fogging to Suppress West Nile Virus 

Mosquitoes in the City of San José

SAN JOSÉ, CALIF. - The Santa Clara County Vector Control District (SCCVCD) confirmed on July 22 that adult mosquitoes collected from the 95132 ZIP code areas of San José tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). 

The detection of mosquitoes infected with WNV has prompted the scheduling of a mosquito fogging treatment in the surrounding area, in an effort to prevent human cases of WNV.  Weather permitting; the ground fogging is scheduled for Friday, July 26, at 11:00 pm, and is planned to last for several hours.

Post-fogging mosquito samples will be set on Saturday afternoon, and collected on Sunday, July 28, The samples will be tested on the following Monday. If virus is found in the post-treatment samples, additional fogging may be required. If no virus is found, further fogging will not be needed.

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