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News Release

PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS FIND ADDITIONAL MOSQUITO POOLS POSITIVE FOR ST. LOUIS ENCEPHALITIS AND WEST NILE VIRUS

The Imperial County Public Health Department announced today that three additional mosquito pools have tested positive for Saint Louis Encephalitis (SLE) and West Nile Virus (WNV) locally. The mosquito pools were collected in the city of El Centro, near West Main and in the area of Noffsinger Road in Niland. The samples were collected between July 20th through July 21st and results were received July 23rd. Locations in Brawley and Imperial that had previously tested positive are now negative. So far this year, there have been no confirmed cases of human infection from either of the viruses in Imperial County.

 

OFICIALES DE SALUD PÚBLICA ENCUENTRA MÁS MOSQUITOS QUE DAN POSITIVOS A ENCEFALITIS DE SAN LUIS Y VIRUS DEL NILO OCCIDENTAL

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Imperial anunció hoy que tres muestras adicionales de mosquitos dieron positivas a Encefalitis de San Luis (LES) y el Virus del Nilo Occidental (VNO). Las muestras de mosquitos se recolectaron en la ciudad de El Centro, cerca de la calle West Main y en el área de Noffsinger Road en Niland. Las muestras se recolectaron el 20 y 21 de julio del 2020 y los resultados se recibieron el 23 de julio del 2020. Las ubicaciones en Brawley e Imperial que previamente habían resultado positivas ahora son negativas. En lo que va del año y aquí en el Condado de Imperial, no se han confirmado casos de infección humana por ninguno de los virus anteriormente mencionados

 

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