Two mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Cloverdale

CLOVERDALE (BCN) — The Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District has confirmed two West Nile virus positive mosquito samples.

The samples were collected recently near the intersection of Asti Road and Citrus Fair Drive in Cloverdale, according to the district.

The district authorized an adult mosquito control application Saturday in the area where the positive samples were collected to reduce the number of mosquitoes and break the virus transmission cycle, district officials said.

The two most recent samples bring the number of positive samples found in the district area this year to three.

The first was discovered near the intersection of South McDowell Boulevard and Cypress Drive in Petaluma last Wednesday, according to district officials.

“This year is already proving to be a challenging year for mosquito control,” district assistant manager Erik Hawk said in a statement.

“The residents of Marin and Sonoma counties need to take West Nile virus seriously and report sources of standing water, adult mosquito issues and protect themselves from mosquito bites,” Hawk said.

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