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STANISLAUS COUNTY – The East Side and Turlock Mosquito Abatement Districts(MADs) confirmed the detection of West Nile Virus(WNV) in one mosquito sample from Stanislaus County. As of June 12, 2023, WNV has been detected in 9 California counties, with WNV activity confirmed in 0 humans, 16 dead birds, and 15 mosquito samples.

The Districts anticipate an active mosquito and mosquito‐borne virus season this year. Turlock MAD General Manager David Heft stated, “The late rains and increased temperatures will hasten the development of West Nile virus in the Central Valley. We urge residents to dump and drain any items around their homes that may hold standing water and to use repellent when outside in the dawn and dusk hours.

The MADs will continue with their surveillance programs identifying mosquito breeding sources and mosquito‐borne disease activity and treatment according to their results. The MADs would like to remind residents that they can help by taking the following precautions:

  • Dump or drain standing water where mosquitoes like to lay their eggs.
  • Defend yourself against mosquitoes by using repellants containing DEET, Picaridin, or Oil of Lemon/Eucalyptus.
  • Avoid being outdoors at dusk and dawn when WNV‐carrying mosquitoes are generally the most active.
  • Report Neglected Swimming Pools to your local MAD.
  • Use tight‐fitting door and window screens to keep mosquitoes from entering your home.
    Contact your veterinarian for information on vaccinating equines against WNV

For additional information or to request service, residents should contact their local MAD. Stanislaus County
North of the Tuolumne River contact:
Eastside Mosquito Abatement District at (209) 522‐4098 (
South of the Tuolumne River contact:
Turlock Mosquito Abatement District at (209) 634‐1234 (

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