Sent: June 1, 2016
West Nile Virus
The following message is provided by the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District regarding mosquitoes that have tested positive for West Nile virus in Kenilworth. More information is available on their website at: www.nsmad.com
The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District has found the first West Nile virus positive mosquitoes to occur in our traps in Kenilworth this year.
A batch of mosquitoes, collected on May 27, 2016, from a NSMAD trap in Kenilworth, tested positive for West Nile virus in our lab on May 31.
While the risk of being infected with West Nile virus is low at this time of year, the NSMAD recommends that residents take personal protection measures to minimize mosquito bites including: using insect repellent, wearing loose fitting clothing and avoiding peak mosquito feeding times during the hours around dawn and dusk. Residents are urged to examine their property and eliminate any items that can hold water, particularly smaller items that may be easily overlooked.
Remember, if it can hold water, it can breed mosquitoes.
Kenilworth Police Department
419 Richmond Road
Kenilworth, IL 60043