Officials Warn That Placer County Is At Elevated Risk For West Nile Virus

By Admin on August 29, 2018
West Nile Virus, Placer County (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The risk of West Nile virus has grown in Placer County. According to CBS 13, many areas that have never seen the virus came up positive in recent tests.

“We’ve actually expanded the area of risk to include most of the northern Roseville area, all the way out in into West Park. And a little snippet of Rocklin,” says Ada Barros with Placer County Mosquito & Vector Control District.

While some birds and mosquitoes are usually infected with West Nile, officials say this new outbreak is different.

“We’re seeing more activity than we used to in those highly populated areas,” says Joel Buettner, general manager of the district.


There are a lot of outdoor activities in Roseville and other areas of Placer County. So, when you’re shopping, golfing or whatever else, wear mosquito repellant. It’s not an end all be all, but it can help.

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