Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus
Posted: September 4, 2012
West Nile virus is one of a family of viruses that can be transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito.
Mosquitoes can become infected with West Nile virus by feeding on birds that have the virus in their bloodstream. Once a mosquito is infected with the virus it can transmit the virus to humans, birds, horses or other mammals through a bite.
More information about risk of infection, symptoms and prevention is available at the CDC website.
If you find a dead bird on your property, contact the Randolph Township Health Department for details by calling 973.989.7050 during business hours (Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
If you notice a lot of mosquitoes on your property, contact the Morris County Mosquito Extermination Commission to schedule an inspection of your property by calling 973.285.6450.
- Fact Sheet on West Nile Virus
- Handout: Tiger Mosquito
- Handout: Repellents
- Handout: Reduce Biting Mosquitoes