West Nile Virus detected on mosquitoes.
(Mirror Daily, United States) – After a recent survey, adult mosquitoes from Campbell and San Jose areas were discovered carrying the West Nile Virus. Therefore, The Santa Clara County Vector Control District is going to take active measures to prevent the spread of the disease-carrying insects.
Experts believe that their best bet will be a mosquito fogging treatment that will hopefully prevent the virus from spreading.
Nevertheless, this method relies on weather, because if the weather is bad, the fog will be dispersed and ineffective. Several operations are scheduled to start Wednesday at 11 p.m. on Thursday 2 a.m. in the 95118, 95008, 95124, 95125 ZIP code areas.
According to Denise Bonilla, Vector Control District Manager, it concerns that this year’s West Nile Virus detection occurred a month earlier than last year due to the mild winter and warm spring.
Officials prompt citizens to be aware of the danger posed by mosquitoes. In other words, they should protect themselves by wearing proper clothing, avoiding wooded areas, checking their gardens in a correct manner and by adopting all other safety precautions.
Residents will be announced of the scheduled fogging through door hangers. Furthermore, subscribers of Nextdoor neighborhood networks will be informed about the fogging and through AlertSCC as well. In addition to this, several other social media platforms, such as SCCvector app, Twitter (SCCvcd) and Yahoo Groups (SCCvector) will be used by the county’s vector district to let residents know about the fogging.
It is also worth mentioning that no relocate is needed during the fogging. However, if anyone wants to reduce the risk of exposure for pets or family members, they can stay inside the house and close the windows until the fogging ends.
Furthermore, experts advise people who have chemical sensitivities to make an appointment to their doctors. For more information, vector control staff will answer every question on Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1-800-314-2427.
Until now, the zip codes where West Nile virus mosquitoes have been spotted are 95118, 95008, 95124 and 95125. The fogging will cover San Jose, and a small area of East Campbell centered at Hicks Avenue and Curtner Avenue; on the west by South Peter Drive and Norman Avenue; on the south by Foxworthy Avenue, and on the east by Jonathan Avenue and Almaden Expressway.