Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control district officials will be fogging by truck in the Discovery Bay and Byron areas tonight to control adult mosquitoes.
Three areas will be targeted: the north Discovery Bay area bordered by Orwood Road to Newport Drive north to south, and Bixler Road to the pasture land from east to west; the area to the south of town bordered by Point of Timber Road, Clipper Drive and Willow Lake Road to the north, and Highway 4 to the south; Newport and Bixler; and the Byron area south of Highway 4 and east of Byron Highway.
The county vector control district announced today that more mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus in parts of Antioch, Byron, Discovery Bay and Knightsen, as well as two dead birds in Brentwood and one apiece in Antioch, Concord and San Ramon.
"East County residents remain at an elevated risk for contracting West Nile virus from infected mosquitoes," district public affairs manager Deborah Bass said in a news release.
"Wearing mosquito repellent is essential. Anyone of any age can contract this disease. It just doesn't make sense not to take this simple precaution."
Since 2005, 39 people in Contra Costa County have been diagnosed with West Nile virus. In 2006, two people died from the disease. A recent study has shown that the majority of cases are undiagnosed and grossly under reported.
This year, a total of 15 groups of mosquitoes, 34 dead birds and four
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