Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Conshohocken, West Conshohocken and Whitemarsh

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recently tested mosquitoes and birds throughout the state for the West Nile Virus. In’s coverage area, one mosquito in Conshohocken and West Conshohocken tested positive, and in Whitemarsh Township three mosquitoes tested positive. No birds tested positive.

The Center for Disease Control shares this about the West Nile Virus:

West Nile virus (WNV) is most commonly transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. You can reduce your risk of being infected with WNV by using insect repellent and wearing protective clothing to prevent mosquito bites. There are no medications to treat or vaccines to prevent WNV infection. Fortunately, most people infected with WNV will have no symptoms. About 1 in 5 people who are infected will develop a fever with other symptoms. Less than 1% of infected people develop a serious, sometimes fatal, neurologic illness.

Yesterday spraying was performed in Conshohocken and Whitemarsh. Not sure if this was due to the results of this study.