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West Nile Virus Prevention


the area in which mosquitoes can lay eggs. The less standing water, the fewer mosquitoes!
mosquitoes with proper insect repellents, such as those that contain DEET.

any West Nile Virus cases or any dead animals to the Oakland County Health Division.



Oakland County's Plan
West Nile Virus Maps
Frequently Asked Public Health Questions
Printable Resources


What is West Nile Virus?



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: 

  • 2009 Mosquito Smarts Announcement
  • Conducting a Larvicide Program & West Nile Virus Monitoring
  • Mosquito Smarts Display in TownHall Lobby 
  • Providing Public Education Materials via Township Website and Local Cable


West Nile Virus Maps



What is Oakland County Doing?


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:

  • Public Education
  • Public Health and Outreach
  • Human Health Surveillance
  • Mosquito Surveillance
  • Larval and Adult Mosquito Control



For more information call the Center for Disease Control public response hotline at   (888) - 246 – 2675 or the Oakland County Health Department at (877) – 377 - 3641.


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