About West Nile Virus (WNV)
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.
- Do Mosquitoes Love Your Home and Yard? - Find out how many breeding sites are around your house!
- Fight West Nile Virus One Yard at a Time - Helpful tips on how to protect your yard
- Press Release 08/21/17: Mosquitoes in Erie County Test Positive for West Nile Virus; Residents Reminded to Eliminate Standing Water Where Mosquitoes Breed
- Press Release 05/03/17: Excessive Rain & Standing Water Could Lead to Increase in Mosquitoes; Residents Asked to Help Prevent Mosquito Breeding by Eliminating Standing Water
- West Nile Virus (CDC)
- West Nile Virus Fact Sheet (NYSDOH)
- West Nile Virus Response Plan (NYSDOH)
- Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)
- ECDOH Rabies, Vector & Disease Control Program
How many of the breeding sites below can you find in your yard?