Be vigilant during mosquito season


June officially brings the start of summer and the beginning of mosquito season, according to Melissa Cervantes, Environmental Health Coordinator and Assistant Worksite Wellness Coordinator at the Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD).

With the beginning of mosquito season, PPHD has once again begun West Nile Virus (WNV) surveillance activities to monitor the presence of the virus in the Panhandle through mosquito trapping and bird collection.

Most people who contract the virus are infected through the bite of a mosquito that became infected from feeding on a bird with the disease. PPHD...

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