We have isolated positive samples in mosquitoes near the Emmett Sewer Treatment Facility, near the N. Plaza Rd bridge, and near the intersection of W. Central Rd. and Gem Ave. There is no doubt that there is West Nile virus activity in the Sweet/Ola and Montour area as well. Please encourage your neighbors to protect themselves from mosquitoes by using repellant, wearing long sleeves and pants, avoiding times when mosquitoes are most active (dusk is the critical time: 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.).
Most importantly, if you or any of your colleagues are responding to a call, on duty, or conducting some other activity that forces you to be active in an area where mosquito pressure is present, please protect yourself. I don’t want one of our first responders, officers, fire fighters, and colleagues becoming ill with a disease like West Nile virus. IT IS A SERIOUS DISEASE.