Multiple cases of measles have recently been reported in Sedgwick County. The following is important information Sedgwick County residents should know in order to protect themselves and other from measles:
If you do not have a health care provider, call the Sedgwick County Health Department Measles Information Line at 660-7424.
Mosquito Trapping and Monitoring
Weekly results from nine trap locations, May 13, 2014 to August 12, 2014.
The graph shows the number of mosquitoes indentified in traps set in Sedgwick County (in and around the Wichita metropolitan area). Mosquito trapping is performed by the Kansas Biological Survey and coordinated by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
The Culex species of mosquitoes are the primary vector for West Nile virus in the United States and Kansas. An increase in mosquitoes, especially Culex species, may indicate an increased risk of West Nile virus (WNV) infection in humans. WNV is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds.
Fight the Bite! Avoid mosquito bites by following the three Ds:
Week ending July 5, 2014 through week ending August 16, 2014