West Nile Activity Increases Throughout the District

The Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control District (SMVCD) is advising Shasta County residents that West Nile virus is now widespread throughout the District. Since our first reported WNv positive, the virus has now been detected in six birds, three mosquito… Continue Reading


First Human West Nile Virus Infection of 2012 Identified in Shasta County

Shasta County has its first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) this year, Public Health has learned. This person is the 217th human case of WNV in California this year. The patient was treated and released from a local… Continue Reading

Highest Levels of West Nile Virus Found in Shasta County Since 2007

The Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control District (SMVCD) reports that mosquito-borne disease surveillance has detected the highest levels of West Nile virus (WNv) activity in this area since 2007. Although no human or horse cases have yet been reported, SMVCD… Continue Reading

West Nile Virus Hits Butte Co.

Butte County Public Health Department received its first report this year of a Butte County resident testing positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) infection. According to Dr. Mark Lundberg, Health Officer for Butte County Public Health Department, “This case is… Continue Reading

Letter: Sealing Tree Holes to Mosquitos Is No Great Fix

Dear editors: On Saturday, April 16, the Record Searchlight published an article about mosquito season and how homeowners can reduce the populations of mosquitoes in their neighborhoods. Particular attention was given to treehole mosquitoes, which are a nuisance indeed. I’d… Continue Reading