Mosquitoes collected, tested in Milwaukee showed presence of West Nile virus

MILWAUKEE – The City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) confirmed on Friday, June 30th that mosquito surveillance in the city has indicated the presence of West Nile virus. The mosquitoes collected and tested as part of the MHD’s seasonal West Nile Virus surveillance efforts.

"Though the City of Milwaukee Health Department has not seen a confirmed case of West Nile virus in an individual this year, detection of the virus in mosquitoes serves as a reminder to all city residents to protect themselves against mosquito bites," said Commissioner of Health Bevan Baker said in a news release.

The MHD reminds individuals to take steps to prevent mosquito bites, such as:

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