Each year, Environmental Health Service conducts vector surveillance activities on the installation to monitor mosquito/tick populations and disease prevalence. A vector-borne disease of particular concern in the area is West Nile Virus.
West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus (WNV) is a flavivirus that can infect humans, birds, mosquitoes, horses, and other mammals. The main route of transmission is through the bite of an infected mosquito. West Nile virus can be a serious, even fatal, illness. In Washington, the first cases of people becoming ill from West Nile virus were reported in 2006.
Refer to the resources below for more information on clinical symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
APHC - West Nile Virus
Washington Department of Health - West Nile Virus
CDC – West Nile