A mosquito pool collected in the Waneka Lake area the week of July 30, has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This positive pool is in addition to three other locations identified last week in neighboring Boulder County communities.
Human infection of WNV can occur without symptoms. It can also cause mild to severe illness, including fever, extreme fatigue, head and body aches; lead to chronic disability, including tremors, vision loss, and paralysis; or even result in death. Download the West Nile Fact Sheet.
Boulder County Public Health officials urge residents to remember the 4Ds:
1. Use DEET-enhanced insect repellent or alternative.
2. DRESS in long sleeves and pants.
3. Avoid the outdoors from DUSK until DAWN.
4. DRAIN standing water outside your home.
For information on how to protect your loved ones and property, please visit https://www.bouldercounty.org/environment/water/west-nile-virus/