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West Nile Virus Found in Lemmon Valley

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West Nile Virus image courtesy of the CDC
West Nile Virus image courtesy of the CDC

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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