West Nile Virus (WNV) is a seasonal epidemic in Michigan that flares during the summer months and can continue into the fall. WNV can potentially cause serious illness, however most people inflected by the illness do not show any symptoms.
What is the Township Doing to Help Prevent the Spread of West Nile Virus?
The Township recognizes West Nile Virus as a potentially serious epidemic. In 2005, Oakland County had 5 reported cases of human infection and 17 mosquito populations that tested positive for the virus. However, in 2008 there were 0 cases of human infection in Oakland County, and only 1 mosquito population tested postive for the virus. Consequently, the Township has taken the following actions to help reduce the risk of West Nile Virus:
In addition to the WNV prevention offered by the Township of West Bloomfield, Oakland County can provide additional resources to aid in reducing the threat of WNV on your property and throughout the area. The County aims to address WNV issues through the following: