West Nile Virus

Placer County confirms West Nile in deceased woman

A Placer County communicable disease investigation has confirmed the West Nile virus infection in an Ophir woman who died earlier this month. Though 82-year-old Joyce Richter was ...

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 ...

Choose your Labor Day campground carefully

Labor Day weekend is a week away, and fires in the north state are dominating the news. Some fires remain active while firefighters are containing others.Thousands of acres are bla ...

First West Nile positive bird of year found in Rocklin

The first bird in Placer County to test positive this year for West Nile virus has been found in Rocklin. "Dead birds provide an early indication of where virus activity is increa ...

West Nile virus detected in Placer County

A mosquito sample tested positive for West Nile virus in a rural area of Placer County west of Lincoln, officials announced Tuesday. The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control Distri ...

Mosquitoes will be out in force this year

With so much rain this past winter, there are massive amounts of standing water just about everywhere. And, there hasn’t been enough heat or north wind to dry it up.That means pe ...