September 10, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Health Officials Confirm First Case of West Nile Virus

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) today confirmed the first case of a person with West Nile virus (WNV) in Maryland this year. The infected individual is an adult living in the National Capital Region in Maryland. The Health Department routinely tracks and responds to mosquito-borne infections; no other locally acquired insect-borne infections have been […]

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August 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 23, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Aug. 23, in Montgomery County: 1. It’s the first day of school for students at Our Lady of Good Counsel high school in Olney. 2. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) teachers also return to class today. When MCPS buses roll out next Monday to pick up students, there will be […]

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August 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

State Plans to Spray for Mosquitoes Tonight In Gaithersburg and Wheaton

UPDATED The Maryland Department of Agriculture is expanding its mosquito control services in two areas of Montgomery County tonight due to a public health concern over the potential for mosquito-borne diseases, including the West Nile virus and the Zika virus. Julie Oberg, the agriculture department’s communications director, said that mosquito control truck-based spraying will take […]

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June 3, 2016 | Staff Writer

Zika Virus Town Hall Meeting (VIDEO)

Fight the Bite is the name of a local educational campaign to protect residents from mosquitoes. Local, state and federal officials recently held a Zika virus town hall meeting at the Dennis Avenue Health Center to discuss prevention and protection. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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April 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Fight the Bite: Residents Urged to Take Precautions Against Mosquitoes (VIDEO)

As the weather warms up, Montgomery County officials are urging residents to take precautions against mosquitoes because of the Zika virus. MyMCMedia‘s Sonya Burke reports that the county has launched a new public education campaign that you may be hearing a lot about this summer. Mosquito prevention tips: –Eliminate standing water in and around your […]

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April 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Officials Urge Residents to Protect Against Mosquitoes (VIDEO)

Montgomery County leaders held a news conference in Rockville on April 29 to encourage residents to take precautions against mosquito bites, and to eliminate potential mosquito breeding sites. Local officials also announced a new website to help residents stay informed. You can watch the news conference, below:

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March 25, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Montgomery County Adds Zika Virus Page to Website to Educate Residents

Montgomery County officials have launched a Zika virus page to the county’s website. County Spokesperson Mary Anderson said the page is designed to inform residents about the virus and to give them tips for protection and prevention. Zika virus is spread to people through bites of infected Aedes mosquitoes. Symptoms include: Fever Rash Joint and […]

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August 11, 2015 | Staff Writer

West Nile Virus Detected in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) has announced the first detection of a West Nile virus (WNV) mosquito pool in Maryland this summer. On August 5th, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) confirmed the presence of WNV in mosquitoes collected by MDA personnel in the City of Bowie in Prince George’s County. […]

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