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    February 23, 2017

    NSMAD to participate in CDC Regional Center of Excellence

    The NSMAD is pleased to announce our participation in the Upper Midwestern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Disease, a consortium of universities and public agencies with the ultimate goal of helping to prevent diseases spread by mosquitoes, ticks and other vectors.

    A grant from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the amount of $10 million, was awarded to a group led by the University of Wisconsin. Collaborators include the University of Illinois, Michigan State University, Loyola Chicago University, University of Minnesota, Iowa State University and University of Iowa. In addition to the NSMAD, The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District in St. Paul, MN is the other vector control agency participating.

    Please click the following links for official information from the University of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois.

  • NSMAD Weekly Report

     

    November 2, 2016

    2016 Surveillence Summary

    Click the link below to learn more about the 2016 mosquito season in the communities we serve.

    NSMAD Weekly Report 2016 Surveillance Summary

  • News

     

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    Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky visited the NSMAD recently.

    Click here to see more.

     

  • NSMAD Weekly Report

     

    October 5, 2016

    Our surveillance indicates that the risk to humans from West Nile Virus is low witihin the NSMAD. Please take precautions to minimize your risk of infection by wearing repellent and taking steps to avoid mosquito bites.

    Aedes albopictus Information

    A total of five Aedes albopictus adults were collected during week 40. Three were collected in the gravid trap located in Skokie where they were originally found. Two additional specimens were collected in one BG Sentinel trap located approximately 500 feet from the original collection site. We have collected a total of 61 Ae. albopictus through September 30, 2016.

    We are continuing to assess the extent of the infestation through door-to-door inspections, BG Sentinel Traps and BG Gravid Aedes Traps (GAT). While Ae. albopictus are competent vectors of Zika virus in the lab, they have not been associated with outbreaks of Zika virus in the field. This means that the risk of Zika virus transmission via mosquitoes remains exceedingly low within the area served by the NSMAD.

    Click below to see the NSMAD Weekly Report for the period September 25 – October 1, 2016. This will be the final weekly report for this year. A summary of the 2016 season will be posted later in October.

    NSMAD Weekly Report – Week 40

  • Zika Virus Information

     

    Updated Spetember 21, 2016

    The NSMADĀ  recently drafted a formal Zika Virus Operational Plan. Please click here to read more.

    What You Need To Know About Zika Virus

    Please be assured that the NSMAD is prepared to control any species of mosquitoes that could potentially transmit illnesses to humans should they appear in our area.

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We work to reduce and control the regional mosquito population so as to decrease the probability of mosquito borne illness and minimize the negative impact mosquitoes have on the quality of life in the District.

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