Follow the 5 D’s to prevent West Nile Virus in Montana

  First West Nile Virus Positive Mosquito Pool Detected in Cascade County The Cascade County Weed & Mosquito Division has detected three West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquito pools in 2017. A WNV positive sample was collected in the Gerber area, in the Vaughn area, and…

DPHHS News Release: First West Nile Virus Death for 2016

First West Nile Virus death for 2016 reported in McCone County DPHHS officials remind Montanans to take precautions to prevent WNV   The McCone County Health Department and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services are reporting Montana’s first human death from West…

Mosquito Protection

In August of 2016, two West Nile Virus positive mosquito pools were detected, so it is important not to leave your bug spray at home while enjoying this last month of summer! Infected mosquitoes spread West Nile Virus (WNV), which can be serious, life-altering…

First West Nile Virus Positive Mosquito Pool Detected

The Cascade County Weed & Mosquito Division has detected its first West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquito pool in 2014.  The first WNV positive sample of Culex tarsalis was collected north of Great Falls on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 and was confirmed by the…

Protect Yourself from 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 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…