We’ve been focusing our last few posts mainly on spreading the awareness of the Chikungunya virus. It’s important to not stay focused on just the one subject and keep reminding people about the other diseases that those pesky pests the mosquitoes are spreading.
There have been recent reports of mosquitoes testing positive for the West Nile virus in Prince William County. Here’s the latest news from the local health district:-
Prince William Health District Reports Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus
Mosquitoes collected during the month of July 2014 by the Prince William Mosquito Control Program have tested positive for the West Nile Virus, marking the first reported activity of the virus in the county for the 2014 season. Positive mosquitoes have been collected from test areas in Woodbridge, Va.
Most people are familiar with the preventative measures available and how they can get on top of their mosquito control. However, there are still many that are unaware how much easier and pest free their lives can be if they just take a little action. Maybe this video will give you a little incentive to review your mosquito prevention.
Great information there, and a scary thought that so many people die from mosquito related illnesses. So if you’re pregnant or someone with the ‘O’ blood type, then you might want to look lively! It seems that you will be the first pick on the menu.