Wednesday, June 28, 2017

West Nile Virus Program Announces Positive Mosquito Results In Allegheny County

The Department of Environmental Protection Wednesday announced positive mosquito results for West Nile Virus have been found in Wilkinsburg Borough, Allegheny County.
Other positive mosquito results have been found in these other counties this season-- Beaver, Berks, Bucks, Centre, Chester, Cumberland, Delaware, Franklin, Lackawanna, Lawrence, Manchester and Schuylkill.
[Note: The budget passed by House Republicans in April cut West Nile/Zika Virus Control funding by $338,000.  House Republicans increased the Black Fly spraying line item by $100,000 (the ONLY item not cut in DEP's budget).  Black Flies are annoying on golf courses and at outdoor events, but don't spread disease.]
For more information on the West Nile Virus prevention efforts in Pennsylvania, visit the West Nile Virus website.

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