The State Mosquito Administration Program introduced mosquitoes trapped in Stamford on July 16, 2020 have examined optimistic for West Nile virus (WNV).
Stamford’s Division of Well being will start larvaciding catch basins within the space to regulate the mosquito inhabitants; along with the larvaciding the division has carried out since June to preemptively management the native mosquito inhabitants.
Successfully controlling mosquito-borne ailments requires a partnership between the Division of Well being and Stamford’s neighborhood. Householders and companies are reminded to take away standing water, discard cans and bottles, and in the reduction of all grass, bushes, and shrubbery on their properties. Householders and companies can report places of nuisance mosquito populations to the Division of Well being.
Residents are reminded to take the required precautions when outdoor, together with checking window screens and door screens, carrying authorized mosquito repellant, avoiding out of doors actions at daybreak or nightfall, carrying lengthy sleeves and pants — particularly throughout daybreak or nightfall and when getting into shady areas the place mosquitos are almost certainly to be.
Medical suppliers are reminded to think about West Nile viral illness in sufferers presenting with the next signs all through peak mosquito season (July 1 to October 31):
Viral meningitis, or
Acute flaccid paralysis.
In addition to in sufferers with signs suitable with West Nile fever which might embody:
Joint and muscle ache,
Medical suppliers are requested to report all instances of West Nile virus to the Division of Well being.
As of at this time, there have been no human instances reported within the Metropolis of Stamford this 12 months.