Town Square

Post a New Topic

Menlo Park: More yellow fever mosquitoes trapped

Original post made on Oct 14, 2013

Three adult yellow fever mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti) and 14 larvae have been trapped in Menlo Park since late August, according to the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, October 14, 2013, 9:30 AM

Comments (4)

Posted by Chuck, a resident of another community
on Oct 14, 2013 at 12:04 pm

This story seems to say that the species of mosquito that can carry yellow fever has been found, but that the virus itself has not been found. Is this correct?


Posted by Eliza, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Oct 14, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Where were these found? Anyone know? What about ponds and waterways, such as MP Baylands park?


Posted by Russ Parman, a resident of another community
on Oct 15, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Chuck...that is correct. There was an erroneous report that mosquitoes positive for Yellow Fever had been found, but the word "positive" in the current situation is referring to traps and sites positive for the presence of Aedes aegypti.

Russ Parman, M.A. Biological Science
Acting District Manager
Santa Clara County - Vector Control District
1580 Berger Dr., San Jose, CA 95112
Direct (408) 918-3497; Cell (408) 593-6176; Fax (408) 298-6356; Office (408) 918-4770
Email: russell.parman@deh.sccgov.org


Posted by Russ Parman, a resident of another community
on Oct 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Eliza....The critters in question prefer to be close to human residences, and specialize in breeding in water sources as small as a bottle cap! They don't care for the larger water bodies. They also bite during the day.

The infestation site is near Holy Cross Cemetery in southern Menlo Park just North of our border.

Russ Parman, M.A. Biological Science
Acting District Manager
Santa Clara County - Vector Control District
1580 Berger Dr., San Jose, CA 95112
Direct (408) 918-3497; Cell (408) 593-6176; Fax (408) 298-6356; Office (408) 918-4770
Email: russell.parman@deh.sccgov.org


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Scott’s Seafood Mountain View to close, reopen as new concept
By Elena Kadvany | 14 comments | 4,308 views

Freshman Blues Don't Mean Wrong College
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 877 views

When Grandparents Visit
By Cheryl Bac | 4 comments | 807 views

The State’s Proposed “Rainy Day” Fund Threatens Local School Districts’ Ability To Keep Their Financial Houses In Order
By Erin Glanville | 3 comments | 267 views

Aging and Training
By Paul Bendix | 0 comments | 72 views