West Nile Virus is a disease spread by mosquitoes.
Unfortunately for the residents of Kings County, two of the most common mosquitoes in the area, Culex tarsalis and Culex pipiens (see images below), are efficient transmitters of the disease.
For more information regarding WNV, and other diseased transmitted by mosquitoes, please use the following links:
- California Department of Public Heatlh
- Centers for Disease Control
- World Health Organization
- American Mosquito Control Association