What are my risks for the West Nile virus?

Very low. This virus causes an encephalitis infection of the brain. It infects birds and is transmitted when a mosquito feeds on the bird and then transfers it to humans. Although this virus has been found in both mosquitoes and birds in DuPage County, the possibility of human infection is extremely remote. Less than 1% of mosquitoes are infected with the virus. More information about the West Nile virus can be found on the DuPage County Health Department webpage at the link.

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1. What type of mosquito abatement program does the City provide?
2. What can I do to reduce mosquitoes around my house?
3. What can I do to repel mosquitoes?
4. Do bug lights and torches repel mosquitoes?
5. What are my risks for the West Nile virus?