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Information about Positive West Nile Virus Mosquito Sample in Cedar Park

Information about Positive West Nile Virus Mosquito Sample in Cedar Park
Posted on 10/03/2017
Positive West Nile Virus Mosquito Sample

Positive West Nile Virus Mosquito Sample

The City of Cedar Park has informed us that a sampling of mosquitoes collected at Milburn Park last week has tested positive for West Nile Virus. In response, the city will enhance monitoring and testing and is prepared to take additional action if necessary.

More information from the City of Cedar Park can be found here.

Leander ISD has taken appropriate measures with our grounds crews to follow mosquito control protocol.

Students are not allowed to bring mosquito repellents to school; however, students clothing can be treated with repellent before coming to school.

Here are a few tips from the City of Cedar Park and Williamson County about what you can do to protect against mosquitoes:

Mosquitoes breed in standing or stagnant water. Eliminating places where mosquitoes can breed and reducing the chances of mosquito bites are the most effective lines of defense against exposure to West Nile Virus. As part of its Fight the Bite campaign, the Williamson County Health District recommends the “3 Ds” of mosquito safety:

  • Drain standing water in flower pots, pet dishes or clogged gutters so mosquitoes don’t have a place to breed, and treat water that can’t be drained.
  • Defend by using an EPA-approved insect repellent, especially at dusk and dawn.
  • Dress in long sleeves and pants when outdoors.

The safety of students is our top priority at Leander ISD. If you have questions, please contact the City of Cedar Park at 512-401-5000 for more information.

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