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June 21, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Zika, West Nile Virus Preventative Measures Taken In San Bernardino County

On Friday, Rep. Pete Aguilar participated in a Mosquito Vector Control Ride Along with the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, where he visited the San Bernardino County Vector Control Facility. The facility monitors mosquitoes in the area that can be carriers of the Zika virus and West Nile virus.

Rep. Aguilar took a tour of the facility with an overview of the program, visited a potential mosquito breeding source at Meadowbrook Park in San Bernardino, and examined a chicken flock used by San Bernardino County to detect the West Nile virus in local mosquito populations. As the threat of Zika grows, Rep. Aguilar has called on House Republicans to allocate the White House’s full request in emergency funding to prepare and respond to Zika domestically and internationally.

Leticia Juarez with ABC 7 covered the event, which can be viewed in full here.