The buzz on summer West Nile Virus

With warmer summer weather and increased outdoor activities, a higher risk of exposure to mosquitoes is expected.

Since mosquitoes can transmit diseases such as West Nile Virus, St. Louis Encephalitis Virus or Western Equine Encephalitis Virus, the Ventura County Environmental Health Division advises the public to take precautions to protect against mosquito bites and assist with the effort to control mosquitoes.

To minimize exposure to mosquitoes, eliminate standing water from property an...

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