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  • NSMAD Weekly Report

     

    September 28, 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

    Three Aedes albopictus adult were collected in the gravid trap located in Skokie where they were first found during week 36. One additional specimen was collected in one of our BG Sentinel traps located approximately 1200 feet from the original collection site. We have collected a total of 56 Ae. albopictus through September 23, 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 18 – September 24, 2016.

    NSMAD Weekly Report – Week 39

  • 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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