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Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus confirmed in San Joaquin County

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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2013 4:27 pm

The San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District has confirmed the first instance of West Nile virus in the county. Mosquitoes carrying the virus have been found in Manteca and Ripon, district officials say.

“This find is the earliest detection of West Nile Virus in mosquitoes since the 2004 inception of West Nile virus in San Joaquin County,” district spokesman Aaron Devencenzi said in a news release. “It is imperative that people take necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites as well as removing standing water on their properties.” Devencenzi said.

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