West Nile Virus

At least one local bird tests positive for West Nile virus

In early September, Lincoln resident Mark McKenzie looked out his window and saw a hummingbird “drop like a rock from the sky.” “It was strange that it died so s ...

West Nile top suspect in Ophir woman’s death

Placer County health officials are calling the weekend death of an Ophir woman a “probable case” of West Nile virus. Joyce Richter passed away Saturday following a mon ...

Reader Input: Please don’t poison beautiful raptors

Sadly, a few days ago we found a dead hawk in our pasture. A couple of days later, another dead hawk. Both had no injuries. We suspected West Nile virus and had it picked up and ...

First signs of West Nile Virus shows up in Lincoln and Roseville

The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District reports June 11 that an American crow collected from Crosby Herold Road in Lincoln and a mosquito sample collected from Roseville ...

West Nile virus back in Auburn

Auburn, higher and drier than the marshy lowlands of West Placer County, isn’t prime mosquito country, especially in late August. But a reminder that mosquitoes can hang on ...

Public urged to take precautions against West Nile virus

Placer County Public Health officials are reminding the public to take precautions against West Nile virus, a preventable, mosquito-borne disease that can infect humans. The disea ...

Public urged to take precautions against West Nile virus

Wth the warm summer weather upon us, Placer County Public Health officials remind the public to take precautions against West Nile virus, a preventable, mosquito-borne disease that ...

National Night Out could be a treat for mosquitoes

The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District reminds residents to be vigilant about mosquito-bite prevention during National Night Out celebrations next Tuesday, Aug. 6. The eve ...

West Nile virus returns to Placer County mosquito carriers

Placer County authorities have discovered the first mosquito samples infected with West Nile virus for 2013. The presence was reportedly found in Roseville and Sheridan. The Place ...

West Nile Virus rears its head in Placer County

The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District has reported that an American robin collected from the northwest Roseville area has tested positive West Nile virus. This is the fir ...