Mosquito control treatment scheduled for Uwchlan Township to prevent West Nile Virus

[n.b. rescheduled to July 26 due to weather]

Release from Chester County Health Department, 7/23/18 [The map there, copied below, shows a sizable residential area including 3 parks. As we have asked in the past, how does one “prevent” a virus? Residents of the affected area, please see Don’t Spray Me! needs your help when spraying occurs.]

West Chester, PA – The Chester County Health Department will conduct a mosquito control treatment spray in a portion of Uwchlan Township (see maps below). The treatment is scheduled for Wednesday, July 25th from 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm. The rain date for this event is Thursday, July 26th from 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm.

The Chester County Health Department conducts mosquito control treatment in areas with high levels of mosquito activity and where multiple mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). After exhausting all other available mosquito control strategies, spraying is conducted to reduce residents’ risk of WNV infection. Anyone living in an area where mosquitoes are infected with WNV is at risk, but the risk of infection is highest for people who work outside or participate in outdoor activities. Less than 1% of people infected will develop serious illness. While serious illness can occur in people of any age, people over 60 years of age, people who have received organ transplants, and people with certain medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and kidney disease are at the greatest risk for serious illness….

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