West Nile Virus Detected in Visalia
Last updated 8/11/2019 at 3:59pm | View PDF
A sampling from a mosquito trap in southwest Visalia has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). Delta Vector Control District, the testing agency, and the Tulare County Health & Human Service Agency’s Public Health Branch ask Visalia residents to be vigilant against mosquito bites.
WNV is an illness caused by the bite of an infected mosquito. Symptoms of WNV can vary in severity, and though most individuals experience minimal to no effects, symptoms can include fever, headache, body aches, skin rash and swollen lymph nodes, while severe symptoms include disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions and paralysis. If you experience symptoms after being bitten, contact your local physician or clinic.
Tulare County residents are strongly urged to report mosquito presence (anonymously, if you like) by calling the Delta Vector Control District at (559) 732-8606 or by reporting online at http://www.DeltaVCD.com.