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 ...

At least one local bird tests positive for West Nile virus

In early September, Lincoln resident Mark McKenzie looked out his window and saw a hummingbird “drop like a rock from the sky.” “It was strange that it died so s ...

First signs of West Nile Virus shows up in Lincoln and Roseville

The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District reports June 11 that an American crow collected from Crosby Herold Road in Lincoln and a mosquito sample collected from Roseville ...

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 ...

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 ...

West Nile Virus still a threat in Western Placer County

Eight additional mosquito samples in western Placer County have tested positive for West Nile virus in the past week, according to the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District. ...

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 ...

West Nile victim doing better

Terry “Skip” Laird said he’s “counting his blessings.” That’s because Laird, 63, was hospitalized for three weeks in September after he contracted the West Nile Virus. ...