Cumberland County reports mosquito positive for West Nile

Jane Richards
June 14, 2017

Ada County's Mosquito Abatement District has been added to the county's local disaster declaration, officials announced in a news release Tuesday.

With the increased numbers, "Ada County's Mosquito Abatement District is anticipating a potential epidemic level of West Nile Virus due to the abundance of larvae already in the valley", Ada County Punblic information Officer Kate McGwire. Stagnant water sitting in buckets, clogged rainspouts, toys, boats, unattended swimming pools, etc. can quickly become breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

The health department says the mosquito pool was found in the 61073 zip code.

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Officials say there are no human cases to report.

Treat birdbaths and ponds with products containing the active ingredient methoprene or Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis) to prevent mosquitoes from developing.

The health department sets 50 traps throughout the county each week in order to monitor the mosquito population and to identify West Nile Virus. No spraying for adult mosquitoes is planned at this time. Less than one percent of infections develop into the life-threatening West Nile Encephalitis. The peak period of WNV transmission in humans is usually the end of August through the middle of September. This infection requires immediate medical treatment.

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