Fight The Bite!
The return of warm weather in central Nebraska brings with it mosquitoes. LBPHD monitors its nine-county district for mosquito activity as part of the West Nile Virus (WNV) surveillance program.
Facts about West Nile - CDC's website with maps of WNV activity, fact sheets, question and answers.
Nebraska West Nile Surveillance- Nebraska's WNV tracking, information, questions and answers.
How to use insect repellents safely- Environmental Protection Agency's website.
Local Contact Information for handling and submitting birds:
Starting June 1st, Loup Basin Health Department will be collecting dead birds that are not damaged or decayed. The birds will be sent to the Veterinary Diagnostic Center at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln for testing and residents will be contacted if the results are positive.