The city’s mosquito control vendor, Clarke, will conduct a citywide spray targeting mosquitoes after a sample batch of mosquitoes collected in St. Charles tested positive for West Nile virus.
The city of St. Charles issued a release Thursday afternoon to let residents know ahead of the spraying, which is scheduled at dusk Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.
The city’s announcement noted that the Kane County Health Department has detected West Nile virus in mosquitoes and in dead birds elsewhere in the county, although this is the first time the virus has been detected in St. Charles this summer.
A sample of mosquitoes collected in St. Charles has tested positive for the West Nile Virus, according to Clarke, the City’s mosquito abatement vendor. In response, Clarke will conduct a citywide spray for mosquito abatement Friday, Aug. 23 at dusk. The Kane County Health Department had reported the virus has been detected in other areas in Kane County. This is the first confirmation of the virus in St. Charles.
More About West Nile Virus
To learn more about West Nile virus and the steps you can take to protect yourself, check out these links.
Aug. 15, 2013: West Nile Virus Seen in Elgin Mosquitoes
Aug. 13, 2013: Birds in Batavia Test Positive for West Nile Virus
Aug. 2, 2013: West Nile Threat Enters Montgomery
July 26, 2013: West Nile Virus Threat Grows in Kane County
July 16, 2013: State Reports West Nile Activity in Kane County
July 16, 2013: West Nile Virus Detected in Kane County
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