Updated on July 12, 2013
Fogging to Suppress West Nile Virus Completed in San Jose on July 12, 2013
SAN JOSÉ, CALIF. - The Santa Clara County Vector Control District (SCCVCD) confirmed on July 5 that adult mosquitoes collected from the 95123 and 95136 (partial) 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 was scheduled for Thursday, July 11, at 11:00 p.m., and was completed at 2:11 a.m., Friday, July 12.
“While we're seeing a slow start to the WNV season this year, the detection of virus in mosquitoes represents a direct risk of human infection,” said Acting District Manager Russ Parman. “Control of infected adult mosquitoes is an essential component of preventing human cases of WNV and other mosquito-borne encephalitis.”
The fogging area is generally bordered by Chynoweth Ave., Tiffin Dr., War Wagon Dr. and Monterey Rd. on the north; Snell Ave., Entrada Cedros, and Blossom Ave. on the west; Cottle Rd. on the east; and Santa Teresa Blvd., Suisse Dr., Los Pinos Wy., and Spode Wy. on the south. A live map can be viewed at http://bit.ly/12gUNGi.
Information packets will be distributed in the fogging area beginning on July 10, notifying residents about the fogging operation. As an added convenience, on July 10 and July 11, staff from the Santa Clara County Vector Control District and the Public Health Department were available during extended hours from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 408-918-4770 or 800-675-1155 to answer questions and provide information.
Visit the Santa Clara County Vector Control District's website to learn more.