Virus Detected In Mosquito Samples In Saginaw County

The Saginaw County Mosquito Abtement Commission has detected Jamestown Canyon Virus in mosqito samples collected in May.

Officials say the warmer, wetter spring has produced a variety of biting mosquitoes this year, which are currently active in portions of Saginaw County with tracts of woodland habitat. Two samples tested positive for the virus, though the threat of virus infection in the county is low. 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.

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