Next West Nile Virus found this summer time in Reno – KOLO

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Up to date: Fri four: 44 PM, Aug 09, 2019

RENO, NV (KOLO)– For the 2nd time this summertime, a mosquito sample has analyzed optimistic for West Nile Virus, the Washoe District Wellness Section noted Friday. No human scenarios have been described.

This sample was from Damonte Ranch and Steamboat Parkway and includes the Rio Wrangler spot. The health office will do early morning mosquito fogging on Saturday.

On July 24, the health and fitness section claimed good samples from the Hidden Valley and Rosewood Lakes areas.

“With continued scorching weather and elevated thunderstorm activity, we anticipate a lot more positive assessments confirming WNV in the mosquito inhabitants,” Washoe County District Well being Officer Kevin Dick reported in a statement. “Everyone ought to take safety measures from being bitten.”

Tips incorporate:


  • Don proper clothes and repellent if going outdoor in the early mornings and evenings.

  • Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents containing DEET, picaradin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535. DEET can be made use of safely and securely on infants and kids two months of age and more mature.

  • Make absolutely sure doorways and windows have restricted-fitting screens to retain mosquitoes out.

  • Apparent standing h2o from all-around homes, like compact puddles, swimming pools, planters, children’s sandboxes, as perfectly as plant saucers and pet bowls.

  • Vaccinate horses for WNV.

  • Extra avoidance guidelines are available on the CDC Avert Mosquito Bites website.

Citizens may perhaps report night time-time mosquito exercise by contacting the Washoe County Health District at (775) 328-2434. For more information pay a visit to the Washoe County Wellness District’s Vector-Borne Sickness Avoidance Method webpage.

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