Human Cases of West Nile Virus Appear

San Bernardino County, CA - Two human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) have been confirmed in the County of San Bernardino--the first confirmed this year. At this time last year, the County had a total of three confirmed cases and one death due to the WNV. Historically, the California Department of Public Health has confirmed a total of 57 … [Read more...]

West Nile Virus Claims One Human Life

The County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health confirmed this year’s first human death from West Nile Virus (WNV) this month. After extending condolences to the victim’s family, San Bernardino County Health Officer Maxwell Ohikhuare, M.D. turned his attention to prevention, saying, “We continue to see an increase of WNV activity … [Read more...]

West Nile Virus Spreads Across San Bernardino County

San Bernardino County, CA, August 29, 2013 - As the Labor Day holiday weekend approaches, many people will be enjoying outdoor activities, and it is important for them to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. The state laboratory has confirmed increased West Nile Virus (WNV) activity within San Bernardino County. So far this season, the disease has … [Read more...]

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in S. B. County

  San Bernardino County, CA, August 6, 2013 - With mosquitoes near Fontana and in Needles testing positive for West Nile Virus recently, residents throughout San Bernardino County are encouraged to take the following precautions: ·        Remove all standing water around your property where mosquitoes lay eggs such as birdbaths, … [Read more...]

First Human Death From West Nile Virus In San Bernardino County

San Bernardino, CA, November 6, 2012, 6am - The County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health has confirmed the first human death from West Nile Virus (WNV) in 2012. A total of 19 symptomatic human cases have been confirmed so far this year.  The public should take appropriate precautionary measures to protect themselves against mosquito … [Read more...]

Human Case Of West Nile Virus In San Bernardino County


San Bernardino, CA, August 28, 2012 – After a 24-year-old woman from Fontana was hospitalized with West Nile Virus the CDC wants to raise public awareness of the virus. The case in Fontana is the first human case of West Nile Virus in 2012 in San Bernardino County. West Nile Virus activity across the nation has been at a record-high. Almost 700 … [Read more...]

West Nile Virus And Mosquito & Vector Control Awareness Week April 22-28, 2012


San Bernardino, CA, April 25, 2012, 3:00pm - Mosquitoes and warm weather go hand in hand, and with that in mind, the California State Legislature has declared this week (April 22-28, 2012) West Nile Virus and Mosquito & Vector Control Awareness Week in California. West Nile Virus is spread by mosquitoes and can result in severe illness and even … [Read more...]