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An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: Tick Bite Prevention Tips

Release date: 
Nov 21

Cotati, Ca - The Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District is reminding residents that ticks are active year-round and to take preventative measures when outdoors. Adult western black-legged ticks (Ixodes pacificus) are commonly found fall through early spring, while the tiny nymphs are most active in the spring and early summer. Both stages of this tick can transmit the bacterium that causes Lyme disease.

West Nile Virus Activity Update - August 2016

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Aug 26

Cotati, Ca - The Marin/Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control District (District) confirmed that two more dead birds have tested positive for West Nile virus in Sonoma County. Both American Crows were collected from the City of Rohnert Park; one near Commerce Boulevard and Rohnert Park Expressway and the other near Golf Course Drive and Hacienda.

2016 West Nile Virus Activity 

Sonoma County: 3 dead birds and 1 positive mosquito pool (sample)

Marin County: 4 dead birds

More Dead Birds Test Positive In Marin & Sonoma Counties

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Aug 19

Cotati, Ca - The Marin/Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control District (District) announced finding two more dead American crows infected with West Nile virus. One dead bird was collected from San Rafael in the vicinity of Thornwood Terrace and Tarragon Drive. The other dead bird was collected from Santa Rosa in the vicinity of Aviation Blvd and Brickway Blvd. Both areas will continue to be monitored for additional virus activity. 

Another Dead Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in Marin County

Release date: 
Jul 7

Cotati, Ca - Just one week after announcing the first West Nile virus positive dead bird of the year, the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control District (District) has identified additional virus activity. An American crow collected from the City of Novato (in the vicinity of Laurelwood Drive and Silver Maple Place) has tested positive for the virus. Vector control technicians have checked surrounding areas for sources of mosquito production and will continue to monitor virus activity through additional surveillance measures.


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