Public Service Announcements - Board of Health

West Nile Virus

Churchill County map with locations of three positive West Nile virus tests

Map of Churchill County with locations of three positive West Nile virus test sites, July 2019.

Routine testing conducted by the Nevada Department of Agriculture found three positive mosquito pools for West Nile virus in Churchill County the week of July 23, 2019. The mosquitoes testing positive were collected from Testolin Road at Drumm Lane, just south of Schindler Road, and Norcutt Lane (see map above).

The Churchill County Mosquito Vector and Weed Abatement District has fogged these areas over the past week and will continue to treat and test these areas in the future.

West Nile virus can be transmitted to humans from the bite of infected mosquitoes and make people sick. Protect yourself by applying insect repellent contacting DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus; wearing loose, long-sleeved light-colored shirt and pants and avoiding the areas containing infected mosquitoes at dusk and dawn when the insects are most active.

If you are bitten by a mosquito in this area and develop flu-like symptoms within 14 days, see your doctor immediately.

Removing standing water in toughs, gutters, barrels, pans and the like further reduces conditions favorable to mosquito breeding.

Questions regarding preventative measures being taken to control mosquitoes should be directed to the Churchill County Mosquito, Vector, and Noxious Weed Abatement District at (775) 423-2828. Please leave your name, address, and phone number when calling.Why You Matter campaign poster

Why You Matter Campaign

Become a part or this important conversation and join us at one of the events listed below to have your photo taken with your "I matter because" statement. Your photo may be included in one of the community exhibitions.

Upcoming Events:

  • August 3, 2019: Fallon Community Days at Oats Park, 8 to 11 a.m.
  • October 18, 2019: Churchill County Library, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • January/February 2020: Exhibit at the Churchill County Library
  • January 14, 2020: Churchill County Library art exhibit and photography session
  • March 2020: Mike Smith school and community presentations
  • April/May 2020: Exhibit at the Churchill County Library

For more information, visit: Why You Matter Website


Mercury

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