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First West Nile Virus Positive Mosquito Pool Found - Winnetka

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

by North Shore Mosquito Abatement District

The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District has found the first West Nile virus positive mosquito pool to occur in Winnetka this year.

 

The pool of mosquitos was collected in Winnetka on July 6, 2012, and tested via RAMP in our lab on July 10, 2012. This sample will be sent to the Illinois Natural History Survey for additional testing via RT-PCR.

 

The NSMAD reminds residents to protect themselves by avoiding outdoor activity during the hours around dawn and dusk, covering exposed skin with loose fitting, light colored clothing and wearing repellent. Residents should also check around the homes and eliminate any sources of standing water as this provides the mosquitoes with potential breeding sites. 

 

Please let us know if you have any questions.
 




Dave Zazra

Communications Manager

North Shore Mosquito Abatement District

117 Northfield Road

Northfield, IL 60093

P- (847)446-9434 xt. 105

F- (847)446-0248

E- dzazra@nsmad.com

www.nsmad.com


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