Friday, July 17, 2015

Pass the Deet

West Nile Disease detected in Reservoir-area mosquitoes, per the Clarion Ledger.

A sample of mosquitoes in the Reservoir area of Rankin County has tested positive for the West Nile Virus, according to the county's mosquito abatement program.
Seven pools from the county have been tested in 2015, and this pool marks the first that tested positive for the virus.
"A WNV-positive mosquito pool indicates that viral activity is increasing in the environment and people should be more careful and take precautions to protect themselves from the virus," a press release by the program stated.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

How can we find out which pools tested positive? I saw them taking a sample a few weeks ago from the ditch in front of my house.

Anonymous said...

I also haven't seen the first spray truck this summer. Did the county stop spraying?

Anonymous said...

What are we to do, since there are puddles everywhere and the lake is even sometimes not moving, and has stagnant areas? We could all get spacesuits, but it is kinda hot for that. We just need to send this West Nile back to Egypt.......guessing it came from where the Nile is located.