West Nile virus made its first appearance of the summer in San Diego County this week when a batch of mosquitoes trapped in Santee tested positive for the viral infection, county officials announced Wednesday.
The State Mosquito Management Program today urged CT residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites and mosquito-borne diseases. "We see most cases of West Nile virus from July through November".
West Nile virus is one of several mosquito-borne viruses that can be acquired in North Carolina. About one in five people who are infected develop a fever and other symptoms.
While the risk due to Culex tarsalis mosquito is increasing, the health authority says there is no need for adult mosquito control now.
When outdoors, use insect repellent EPA-registered active ingredient on clothing and skin, including picaridin, DEET, IR3535 or lemon eucalyptus.
On Tuesday, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station identified West Nile Virus-infected mosquitoes in Bridgeport, Easton, New Canaan, Stratford, and Waterbury.
"Chippewa County residents should be aware of West Nile virus and take some simple steps to protect themselves against mosquito bites", Weideman said.
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Bosch says weather permitting, the Air Force will spray Wednesday night in Williston and Watford City, but if the planes can't get in the air, they will try again Thursday.
In 2017, Dane County had its highest number of people diagnosed with West Nile virus, eight cases, all of which resulted in neurological involvement such as encephalitis or meningitis.
Install or fix screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitos out. It can be transmitted to people by the bite of an infected mosquito.
The hours from dusk to dawn are peak biting times for many mosquitoes.
It also said to drain any standing water like pet dishes, wading pools and gutters because the pests require water to complete their life cycle and lay eggs.
Consider the use of mosquito repellent, according to directions, when it is necessary to be outdoors.