Snohomish County Residents Watching For West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus
Last year Snohomish County yielded two birds of the 13 found statewide that were positive for West Nile virus, indicating the potential for human disease via mosquito bite.
Snohomish Health District emphasizes prevention and personal protection measures that the public can take to avoid the virus as well as the nuisance of being bitten. Health officials hope to get ahead of human WNV illness by educating community groups about mosquito habitat reduction, and by urging local government to kill mosquitoes in the "wriggler" larval stage