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 31, 2016 | Sonya Burke

State Plans to Spray for Mosquitoes in Gaithersburg Area on Sept. 1

Montgomery County health officials have announced that the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Mosquito Control Program will do truck-mounted mosquito control spraying on Thursday evening, September 1, in the Strawberry Knolls area of Gaithersburg. According to a county news release, the spraying will begin around 7:30 p.m. between Goshen Road and Pintail Lane, weather permitting. County […]

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August 26, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with the investigation into the fatal explosion and fire at an apartment complex in Silver Spring. There are also reports on mosquito spraying in Montgomery County, upcoming immunization clinics just in time for back to school, new teachers in Montgomery County, the […]

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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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June 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on a forum about the Zika virus in Silver Spring, recruitment efforts for Montgomery County’s Fire and Rescue Services, MCPS graduation ceremonies, a recap of Montgomery College’s successful baseball season and more. Watch the show, below:

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April 29, 2016 | Staff Writer

Governor Hogan Budgets $250,000 to Promote Zika Prevention (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has authorized $250,000 from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene budget to fund the continuation of the state’s Zika virus prevention efforts. “Our administration’s first and main priority is keeping Marylanders safe, and we want our citizens to know that all levels of government are working together to respond to […]

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April 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, April 29, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 29, in Montgomery County: 1. If you are commuting on Metrorail’s Red Line, prepare for possible service delays today. According to WMATA, Red Line trains will single track between Medical Center and Van Ness stations (between 10 a.m. –  3 p.m., and from 8 p.m. to closing) so […]

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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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