What happens if a trap tests positive for WNV?

The first positive test for WNV will be monitored by City crews and within 24 hours, crews will use adulticiding, a type of insecticide used to kill adult mosquitoes, in addition to the City’s normal larviciding program. As part of adulticiding, crews will use foggers in creek banks and City parks in the quarter-mile area where a positive trap is found. Prior to this taking place, residents will be notified via the City's social media channels and on the City's website to alert them of the fogging and positive test.

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1. What is West Nile Virus?
2. What are the symptoms of WNV?
3. How does WNV spread?
4. What happens if a trap tests positive for WNV?
5. Is there a vaccine available to protect people from WNV?
6. How soon do people get sick after getting bitten by an infected mosquito?
7. Who is at risk for serious illness if infected with WNV?
8. What is the treatment for WNV disease?
9. How can people reduce the chance of getting infected?