For the second time this year, Mosquitoes pools have tested positive for West Nile in Jefferson County.
The first report was issued on September 8, 2016.
The occurrence of more positive pools serves as a reminder to all, of the importance of avoiding mosquitoes and their bites.
West Nile is transmitted to people by mosquito bites and we typically see increases in West Nile virus in late summer and early fall. Continue to prevent mosquito bites by:
- Using insect repellent containing Deet when you are outdoors.
- Avoiding going out at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are active.
- Eliminate standing water around your homes and in the community.
If you have questions regarding West Nile virus or mosquito prevention, please contact Public Health Solutions at 402-826-3880