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Trenton, NJ 08625-0360
|Poonam Alaigh, MD, MSHCPM, FACP|
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“As the peak infection transmission season begins, I encourage our residents to follow some important preventative measures that will help to reduce the risk for being infected with
Residents should also clean or remove any items on their personal property that can collect rain or sprinkler water and serve as a breeding ground for mosquitoes, such as clogged gutters, flowerpots, bottle caps or old car tires. They should also completely change water in birdbaths at least once a week and should repair window and door screens.
To bring greater attention to prevention of mosquito bites, the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) has declared the week of June 20 – June 26, 2010 the fourteenth annual “National Mosquito Control Awareness Week.” “National Mosquito Control Awareness Week” was established to educate the general public about the significance of mosquitoes in their daily lives and the important service provided by mosquito control workers throughout the
So far this season, 16 birds have been tested in the department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories, all have been negative for WNV.146 mosquito pools have been tested so far, one pool tested positive in
About one in 150 persons, or less than 1 percent of those infected with
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Department of Health
P. O. Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360