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Health Department begins West Nile Virus surveillance for the season

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD) is again working with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to conduct surveillance, awareness and prevention of West Nile virus (WNV).

Free mosquito dunks and mosquito repellant wipes are available at ELVPHD offices in Norfolk, Wisner and Tekamah while quantities last. Dunks can be added to standing water to kill mosquito larvae before they become adults. Dunks are harmless to fish and other animals, but should not be added to drinking water. DEET wipes can be used on skin to repel mosquitoes and prevent bites.

Mosquitoes can grow in standing water that lasts more than 4 days.  To lower the mosquito population around your home and property: 

  • Get rid of or drain outside containers that can hold water.
  • Clear thick bushes or shrubs and clean debris from around your home and ponds
  • Remove all discarded tires on your property.
  • Drill holes in the bottoms of recycling containers that are kept outdoors.
  • Clean clogged roof gutters regularly (spring and fall)
  • Turn over plastic wading pools and wheelbarrows when not in use.
  • Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas and hot tubs.

Call the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department with any questions or for more information at 402-529-2233.


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Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department

Address

PO Box 779
2104 21st Circle
Wisner, NE 68791

Phone

402.529.2233
877.379.4400
After Hours: 402.841.8110

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