City of Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Health Department Reports First Positive Test For West Nile Virus in Mosquitoes for 2010
Residents Reminded to Eliminate Standing Water, Protect Themselves Against Mosquito Bites
Mosquito collections in the 4200 block of Eisenhower Avenue, the Cameron Knoll Community, and Angel Park in the City of Alexandria have tested positive for the West Nile Virus, marking the first reported activity of the virus in the City for the 2010 season.
The mosquitoes were collected by the Environmental Health Division on July 6 and confirmed positive for West Nile Virus. No human cases of West Nile Virus disease have been reported in the City of Alexandria this year. One human case was reported last year.
The Alexandria Health Department recommends the following tips to eliminate mosquito-breeding areas in your neighborhood and to reduce exposure to adult mosquitoes:
Eliminate Mosquito Breeding on Your Property:
Avoid Mosquito Bites:
The Alexandria Health Department Environmental Health Division is also taking steps to reduce the risk of West Nile virus for City residents, including:
For additional questions or concerns regarding mosquitoes or mosquito-borne illness, please contact Kristin Binkley, Environmental Health Division, at 703.746.4973, or visit alexandriava.gov/MosquitoControl.