Health Department awards almost $500,000 for mosquito control

Mosquitos collected in Central El Paso test positive for West Nile

In 2017, 90 human cases were reported, including eight deaths, the IDPH said, adding that human cases are typically underreported. The virus was also detected previous year in four horses in the Kootenay area, confirming the virus is present there as well.

The agency said it will increase its surveillance of both counties because of the increase in virus activity.

To best prevent the disease, the health department recommends reducing the amount of mosquitoes around the home and neighborhood. It doesn't take much time or water for mosquitoes to develop from eggs into adults. Larvicide can help reduce mosquito populations in areas where standing water cannot be eliminated through traditional drainage methods. Eliminate all sources of standing water on your property by emptying flower pots, old auto tires, buckets, and other containers. The device floats in the water and slowly releases the compound, which settles in the water and kills the mosquitoes.

Install screens on windows. Hot temperatures this month are contributing to increasing numbers of mosquitoes and the increased risk of virus transmission to humans.

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Repel - when outdoors, wear shoes and socks, long trousers and a long-sleeved shirt, and apply insect repellent that contains DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR 3535 according to label instructions. Generally, the peak biting periods occur at dawn and dusk.

Use insect repellents according to the manufacturer's instructions.

North Dakota: The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH ) confirmed the first human case of WNV disease in 2018. An effective repellent will contain DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus.

South Dakota: A Todd County blood donor is the state's first human WNV detection of the season.

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