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West Nile Virus Found in Lemmon Valley

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West Nile Virus image courtesy of the CDC.

The Washoe County Health District will be increasing insecticide fogging because of a case of West Nile Virus found in Lemmon Valley.

The county is also going to increase mosquito collections to monitor for vector-borne diseases.

Health officials recommend taking precautions against mosquito bites. Steps include:

  • Wear pants and long sleeve shirts during early morning and early evening hours when mosquitos are active,
  • Use insect repellent both on clothing and on skin,
  • Remove standing water around your homes or apartments where mosquitos can breed,
  • Make sure door and window screens are in good repair with no tears or holes, and
  • Use mosquito fish in troughs and water features.

For information, call Washoe County Health District Vector Borne Disease Prevention Program at 775-785-4599.

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