Jamestown Canyon Virus Detected In Bay County Mosquito Samples

Bay County Mosquito Control has detected Jamestown Canyon Virus in mosqito samples collected last week in Beaver and Fraser Townships.

Two samples tested positive for the virus, though the threat of virus infection in the county is low. Control efforts will take place to reduce adult and larval mosquito populations in those areas.

However, officials remind residents to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites, like wearing a long sleeve shirt, light colored long pans and shoes and socks when outdoors, avoiding being outdoors when mosquitoes are most active, especially between dawn and dusk. It’s a good idea to use an insect repellant containing DEET, and eliminate sources of standing water around your property where mosquitoes tend to breed.

For more information, visit baycounty-mi.gov/mosquitocontrol.