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 top suspect in Ophir woman’s death

Placer County health officials are calling the weekend death of an Ophir woman a “probable case” of West Nile virus. Joyce Richter passed away Saturday following a mon ...

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

Wth the warm summer weather upon us, Placer County Public Health officials remind the public to take precautions against West Nile virus, a preventable, mosquito-borne disease that ...

National Night Out could be a treat for mosquitoes

The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District reminds residents to be vigilant about mosquito-bite prevention during National Night Out celebrations next Tuesday, Aug. 6. The eve ...

West Nile virus returns to Placer County mosquito carriers

Placer County authorities have discovered the first mosquito samples infected with West Nile virus for 2013. The presence was reportedly found in Roseville and Sheridan. The Place ...

West Nile Virus rears its head in Placer County

The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District has reported that an American robin collected from the northwest Roseville area has tested positive West Nile virus. This is the fir ...

As Placer sees 10th West Nile infection, one sufferer speaks out

On Oct. 15, Placer County health authorities documented the area’s 10th human case of West Nile for 2012. Meanwhile, a Granite Bay couple who tested positive for the disease ...

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 ...