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September 23, 2014
Evanston Announces First Human West Nile Virus Case for 2014
The City Of Evanston’s Public Health Department has confirmed the first human WNV case for 2014 has occurred. This is the first human case in Evanston, as well as, the area served by the NSMAD.
For more information, please see the following link to the City of Evanston website: http://www.cityofevanston.org/news/2014/09/this-years-first-confirmed-human-case-of-west-nile-virus-reported-in-evanston-1/
West Nile virus positive mosquitoes have been found in every community that we serve. Click here for current test results.
We recommend that residents take personal protection measures to minimize mosquito bites including: the use of insect repellent on exposed skin, wearing light colored, loose fitting clothing and avoiding peak mosquito feeding times during the hours around dawn and dusk. Residents are urged to examine their property and eliminate any items that can hold water, particularly smaller items that may be easily overlooked. Remember, if it can hold water, it can breed mosquitoes.
Did You Know?
We don’t just spray to reduce the number of adult mosquitoes. 90% of our abatement program is focused on larval control, including the use of mosquito fish that love to eat larvae. Learn more about our larval control methods>>
West Nile virus was first detected in the United States in New York in 1999. Learn more about West Nile virus>>