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Proclamation of the City of Brentwood

West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control
Awareness Week 2005

WHEREAS, in 2004, West Nile virus killed 27 people in California and sickened over 800 individuals; and

WHEREAS, the State Department of Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control predict West Nile Virus poses a grave public health threat in California in 2005; and

WHEREAS, adequately funded mosquito and vector control, disease surveillance and public awareness programs are the best way to prevent outbreaks of West Nile Virus and other diseases borne by mosquitoes and other vectors; and

WHEREAS, mosquitoes that are commonly found within California are known vectors of the West Nile Virus, which has struck with deadly force throughout the United States in recent years; and

WHEREAS, educational programs have been developed to include schools, civic groups, private industry, and governmental agencies, in order to meet the public’s need for information about West Nile Virus, other diseases and mosquito and vector biology and control; and

WHEREAS, “West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week” will increase the public’s awareness of the threat of West Nile virus and other diseases and the activities of the various mosquito and vector research and control agencies working to minimize the health threat within California, and will highlight the educational programs currently available; and

WHEREAS, the mosquito and Vector Control Association of California has designated the week of April 25th through May 1st, 2005, as “West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week” in the State of California.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the City Council of the City of Brentwood hereby declares that the week of April 25th through May 1st, 2005 be designated as West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week.

Dated this 26th day of April 2005

Brian Swisher,
Mayor
 

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