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Risk of Tick-borne Disease Transmission is Year-round in Marin & Sonoma Counties

Release date: 
Dec 20

Cotati, CA- Officials with the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control District (MSMVCD) are urging the public to take precautions against ticks when engaging in outdoor activities this winter. Adult Ixodes pacificus, the western black-legged tick (also known as the deer tick), are most active from fall through

End of Season West Nile Virus Activity Update

Release date: 
Oct 26

Cotati, CA - The Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District (District) announced today that five more birds have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The dead birds were collected from Santa Rosa and San Rafael. While all of the birds tested positive for WNV, lab results confirmed that only two had been recently infected with the virus; one near San Ramon Way in Santa Rosa, and the other in the vicinity of Donahue Avenue in Santa Rosa.

Additional West Nile Virus Activity in Marin and Sonoma Counties

Release date: 
Oct 9

Cotati, CA - The Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District (District) received confirmation from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) that six additional dead birds have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The dead birds were collected from Santa Rosa, Cloverdale, Ross, Sonoma, Petaluma and Sebastopol. While all of the birds tested positive for WNV, lab results confirmed that only two had been recently infected with the virus; one near N.

Two More Dead Birds Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Sonoma County

Release date: 
Oct 2

Cotati, CA - The Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District (District) confirmed finding two dead birds infected with West Nile virus (WNV) in Santa Rosa, CA. The birds were both American crows and lab tests showed that they were recently infected with the virus. One bird was found in the vicinity of Occidental Road and Irwin Lane and the other in northwest Santa Rosa near Barnes Road and Dennis Lane.

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