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Second mosquito sample tests positive for West Nile virus in York County

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A second mosquito sample has tested positive for West Nile virus in York County, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced Wednesday. The sample was collected by the Penn State Extension on July 9 in Springettsbury Township.

Wet weather followed by high temperatures creates an ideal environment for mosquitoes to breed, said West Nile Virus Program Administrator Thomas Smith.

What you can do:

  • Dispose of cans, buckets, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar containers that hold water.
  • Properly dispose of discarded tires that can collect water.
  • Drill holes in the bottom of outdoor recycling containers.
  • Have roof gutters cleaned every year as the leaves from surrounding trees have a tendency to plug drains.
  • Turn over plastic wading pools when not in use.
  • Turn over wheelbarrows and don’t let water stagnate in birdbaths.

York County residents can report mosquito concerns through the Pennsylvania West Nile Virus website .  Doing so will better assist our program to document areas of concern.

For information about West Nile Virus symptoms in humans, contact the Pennsylvania Department of Health  at 1-877-PA-Health.

1 Comment

  • MyViewpoint

    I no longer see the point to notifying the public on every mosquito that tests positive. These mosquitoes are out there everywhere. The risks are the same no matter where you are and what the test results of capturing a mosquito here and there are. Let us know if there is an epidemic or disproportion.

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