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Mosquito-borne illness threat nears peak season

By Bishop Nash for The Herald-Dispatch

Eliminating standing water, improving landscape drainage, weeding and proper mowing are a few ways to help manage the mosquito population. (Submitted photo)

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — As the region nears its typical peak season for mosquito-borne illness, West Virginia’s public health officials are continuing to monitor for viruses in mosquito populations across the state.

Mosquitoes are most active from May through October, with the majority of mosquito-borne illnesses occurring in the warmest, wettest months.

The local health department tests mosquitoes caught in traps throughout the county – including 27 sites just in Cabell County – in conjunction with the West Virginia Office of Laboratory Studies. The department also will investigate any complaints of heavy mosquito activity. …

Read more: https://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/mosquito-borne-illness-threat-nears-peak-season/article_807bbb89-e6e3-5579-a46b-27323bb452ff.html

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