Prevent Vector-Borne Disease

Summer is on its way, which means many of us will be headed out to the mountains, the river and our own backyards. The warm weather brings out other things too; ticks and mosquitoes are most active in Montana during late spring, summer and…

West Nile Virus Activity in Montana

Montana public health officials have reported that eleven counties, including Cascade County, have had mosquito pools test positive for WNV in recent weeks. WNV usually follows a predictable course of infection in Montana with positive mosquito pools or birds detected, followed by cases in…

First West Nile Virus Positive Mosquito Pool Detected

The Cascade County Weed and Mosquito Division has detected its first West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquito pool in 2013. The first WNV positive sample of Culex tarsalis was collected on Monday, August 12, 2013 in the Fort Shaw area and was confirmed by…

Fight the Bite! – Prevent West Nile Virus

The constant buzzing in your ears and itching bites often make mosquitoes hard to ignore – and that just may be a good thing! As we head into summer, we should enjoy the outdoors, but remember to protect ourselves from mosquitoes. Infected mosquitoes spread…

Prevent Vector-Borne Disease

Summer is on itse way, which means many of us will be headed out to the mountains, the river, and our own backyards. The warm weather brings out other things too; ticks and mosquitoes are most active in Montana during late spring, summer, and…

Take Steps to Prevent West Nile Virus

Montana public health officials have reported the state’s first case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in a human.  The case was confirmed in Custer County, but serves as an important reminder to individuals across the state that they should take steps to minimize mosquito…