They're back - West Nile Virus in the SFV!

Posted on 06/04/2024

For more information about WNV activity in the District’s service area, please visit:


West Nile Virus:

WNV is transmitted to people and animals through the bite of an infected mosquito. There is no cure for WNV. One in five persons infected with the virus will exhibit symptoms. Symptoms can include fever, headache, body aches, nausea, or a skin rash. There is no human vaccine for WNV, and severe cases can lead to paralysis or even death.


Resources for Your City:

The City/Agency Resource page on our website may be helpful for you and your residents:


Please share the information from our social media pages such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram on your accounts; request a blurb for your newsletters or eAlerts from us; or invite us to have an information table at a city event. We also have PSAs that you can post on your website, social media pages, or as preview at Drive-in Movie eventsWe can also drop off educational materials at your City Hall for your residents or provide a city council presentation on this year's activity.


Mosquito Prevention and Protection

Mosquito control is a shared responsibility and residents must take an active role in reducing the threat of WNV in their neighborhoods by taking the following steps:

  • Eliminate standing water in clogged rain gutters, rain barrels, discarded tires, buckets, watering troughs or anything that holds water for over a week.
  • Ensure that swimming pools, spas, and ponds are properly maintained.
  • Change the water in pet dishes, birdbaths and other small containers weekly.
  • Wear insect repellent when outdoors where mosquitoes may be present.
  • Report neglected (green) swimming pools in your neighborhood to GLACVCD.

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