Salem County Mosquito Control would like to remind the residents of Salem County to continue to be vigilant about mosquitoes and mosquito avoidance.
Mosquitoes in Salem County have tested positive for both Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus and West Nile virus.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus:
A rare disease, Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is most dangerous to persons under the age of 15 and over the age of 50. Approximately 1/3 of human EEE infections are fatal.
For more information please visit: www.cdc.gov/EasternEquineEncephalitis
Horse Owners: Please be sure to vaccinate your horse for EEE every year. If infected, an unvaccinated horse will very likely perish.
For more information please visit: https://bit.ly/2oH6C9l
West Nile virus:
Only about 1 in 5 people infected with West Nile virus (WNV) will develop symptoms. This disease is most dangerous to the very young and elderly. Occasionally (1 in 150 infections), WNV will develop into a severe illness affecting the nervous system.
For more information please visit: www.cdc.gov/westnile/index.html
Horse Owners: Please be sure to vaccinate your horse for WNV every year.
For more information please visit: https://bit.ly/2wL8TEI
Please be sure to wear insect repellent while outdoors, long sleeves and pants when possible, dump & drain all standing water around your home, and contact Salem County Mosquito Control if you are experiencing a mosquito problem (856) 769-3255.