St. Louis County steps up anti-West Nile Virus efforts

St. Louis County steps up anti-West Nile Virus efforts

St. Louis County steps up anti-West Nile Virus efforts

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by Justine Ward / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on August 29, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 29 at 11:21 AM

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) --The Saint Louis County Department of Health is increasing its spraying and awareness measures to protect residents against West Nile virus

Although no human cases of West Nile have been detected in St. Louis County, dramatic increases in the number of cases in Illinois, Texas and Arkansas have demonstrated the need to boost spraying.

September is also a prime month for mosquitoes and the West Nile Virus they carry.

Starting next week, a team of vector control employees will spray strategic areas in the early morning hours to reduce the number of breeding adult mosquitoes and kill any that might be carrying West Nile.

This morning team will supplement the current evening and overnight spraying efforts.

For more information, including steps residents can take to reduce the mosquito population visit the St. Louis County Health Department’s website: www.stlouisco.com/HealthandWellness.

 

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