Riverside, California 2021-07-29 18:48:00 –
Corpus Christi, Texas – The Corpus Christi Vector Control Program has generally notified that West Nile virus has been detected in mosquito pools collected at 400 and 3300 blocks of Bartlett Street. Lone View Street, And 1000 blocks of Boballow Drive.
West Nile fever is a viral disease that spreads to people by being bitten by infected mosquitoes. Currently, no human cases have been reported in Nueces County. The last West Nile fever-positive case in Nueces County was found in a mosquito sample reported by the State Department of Health in 2021 and submitted to the State Department of Health by Corpus Christi Animal Care Services.
People infected with West Nile virus may experience fever, headaches, body aches, and sometimes a rash on the skin of the trunk and swelling of the lymph nodes. Serious symptoms of West Nile virus infection can affect the spinal cord of the brain.
Mosquitoes were trapped by the Corpus Christi Vector Control Program, which has traps throughout the city to monitor mosquito populations. As a result of this aggressive mosquito pool, a mosquito management response plan will be implemented and the following precautions will be taken:
- Spray a 1/2 mile radius around the detection area for three consecutive nights starting tonight on July 29, 2021.
- Code enforcement, vector control, and neighborhood service personnel seek to find water pools in the affected neighborhood, including investigating abandoned assets.
- Vector Services will continue to monitor mosquito traps in the immediate vicinity for signs of the West Nile virus-carrying mosquitoes Culex pipiens and Tarsaris mosquitoes.
Vector Control is calling on the public to help them by keeping their safety and caring for their property.Remember 5 D Defense:
DEET – Use insect repellents containing DEET.
dress – Wear long sleeves and trousers when you are outside.
Dawn, daytime, dusk – Dawn, daytime and dusk are the most active times for mosquitoes. Avoid going out during these times to prevent bites.
drain – Regularly drain standing water, such as empty cans, tires, buckets, clogged gutters, and water pools under potted plants. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water.
doctor – Talk to your doctor if you feel sick after being bitten.
If you would like to report abandoned property, tall grass, or standing water, please call 361-826-2489.
UPDATE: Public Notification of the Detection of West Nile Virus in a Mosquito Pool within City Limits Source link UPDATE: Public Notification of the Detection of West Nile Virus in a Mosquito Pool within City Limits