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Suffolk: 19 more mosquito samples test positive for West Nile

Suffolk: 19 more mosquito samples test positive for West Nile

The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District confirmed today that five more dead birds and two chickens tested positive for West Nile virus.

In Dana Point, officials said mosquitoes have been collected in the Quail Run area and around Dana Point City Hall.

The laboratory, located within Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, tested only 38 horses since January 1; a number far below their capacity for testing.

Despite the new findings, Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services still rates Falmouth's risk level for West Nile Virus as "moderate". No mosquito samples have tested positive for Zika virus in Suffolk County.

"Adult spraying for Asian Tiger mosquitoes isn't very effective as it reduces their numbers for only a few days before new mosquitoes emerge from larvae that has been thriving in containers", said Tom Iwanejko, chief of vector control.

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Remove all discarded tires on the property.

Turn over plastic wading pools and wheelbarrows when not in use.

Adding fish to circulate water in any backyard ponds, and clearing pond edges of debris and vegetation.

That brings the total to 110 samples, all Culex pipiens-restuans mosquitoes, as well as 14 birds that have tested positive for West Nile. Veterinarians in WADDL are urging horse owners to contact their veterinarians and seek their advice on vaccination and how to eliminate mosquitoes where they keep horses. Residents are encouraged to take a photograph of any bird in question.

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