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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘West Nile virus’

Town of Berthoud to Spray for Mosquitoes

Town of Berthoud to Spray for Mosquitoes

Based on high levels of infected Culex mosquitoes trapped in Berthoud last week, the Town of Berthoud hopes to decrease the risk of human West Nile virus (WNV) infection by spraying for mosquitoes.  The Town of Berthoud will be doing adult mosquito control on Wednesday August 30 and Thursday August 31, weather permitting. Spraying will occur by fogging trucks on both Wednesday and Thursday and will begin at 10 p.m. and be completed before sunrise. The application area will include ... Full Story

First Colorado case of West Nile confirmed

First Colorado case of West Nile confirmed

DENVER – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has received its first confirmed case of West Nile virus in 2010. Heading into the holiday weekend, health department officials advise people to take precautions against West Nile virus by wearing insect repellent and using other methods to avoid mosquito bites when outdoors. Elisabeth Lawaczeck, state public health veterinarian, explained, “Although we can’t predict how severe the West Nile virus season will be this year, ... Full Story