Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus found in Norfolk

Grant Boone
July 9, 2018

The program also monitors reports of dead birds (an early sign of the presence of the virus) and investigates areas of stagnant water for the presence of mosquito larvae, specifically from the Culex mosquito, which is the primary carrier of West Nile in IL. Only after completing a West Nile virus test check, a proper diagnosis can be made.

Eliminate standing water on tarps or flat roofs.

The state usually sees at least a handful of human cases of West Nile each year. The commission says larvicide has been placed in wetlands and catch basins and aerosol spraying is taking place to reduce the mosquito population.

People who get West Nile can become seriously sick and it can become fatal.

- Properly dispose of discarded tires that can collect water. "However, people should still take simple precautions to avoid mosquito bites".

Read the product label and use according to package instructions.

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Dawn and Dusk: Protect yourself all day and night, and wear repellent outdoors during these prime times for mosquito activity.

To protect yourself against mosquitoes, health officials recommend using insect repellent, repairing torn window screens, wearing long sleeves and trousers, and draining standing water, which mosquitoes use to breed. Although it may be hard to do when it's hot, wearing long-sleeves, long trousers and socks when outdoors will help keep mosquitoes away from your skin.

Install or Repair Screens - Some mosquitoes like to come indoors.

Sentinel chickens are used to monitor diseases in the area.

Surveillance serves as an early warning system for impending public health emergencies at the local, state, national, & worldwide level.

The consortium has received $10 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over five years to carry out applied research and implement communities of practice across Texas to better respond to mosquito and tick-borne diseases.

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