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First 2022 detections of West Nile Virus in Wayne County residents

Wayne County residents urged to take proper precautions to prevent mosquito bites

September 2, 2022. West Nile Virus (WNV) has been detected in three (3) Wayne County residents. Wayne County residents are reminded that the best way to protect against WNV and other mosquito-borne illnesses such as Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEE) is to prevent mosquito bites.

To date, WNV has been found in mosquitos collected in Arenac, Genesee, Gladwin, Huron, Iosco, and Kent counties, as well as birds collected in Wayne, Bay, Saginaw, and Shiawassee and counties. The risk for mosquito-borne illness ris...


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