Mosquito fogging taking place in San Mateo County

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes sit in a petri dish at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. The mosquito is a vector for the proliferation of the Zika virus currently spreading throughout Latin America. New figures from Brazil's Health Ministry show that the Zika virus outbreak has not caused as many confirmed cases of a rare brain defect as first feared. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

SAN MATEO CO. (BCN) — The San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District will conduct mosquito fogging in an area located between San Mateo and Foster City tonight, according to SMCMVCD officials.

The fogging was prompted by the discovery of West Nile Virus in adult mosquitoes collected in the Marina Lagoon area of San Mateo, SMCMVCD
officials said.

The fogging will be done by a truck and will begin at 9 p.m. and end at 5 a.m. Monday morning.

The area where the fogging will occur is bounded by U.S. Highway 101 to the west, state Highway 92 to the south, Bridgepoint Circle to the east and East Third Avenue to the north.

“These mosquitoes pose an immediate threat to human health. We hope that by acting quickly we can ensure that nobody is infected with West Nile virus in this area,” the district’s Public Health Education and Outreach Officer Megan Caldwell said.

For a map of the area or information about West Nile Virus, residents can visit http://www.smcmvcd.org.

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