Local Health Officials Working to Ward Off West Nile

TUCKER, Ga. (July 31, 2017) – The DeKalb County Board of Health is reaching out to specific areas of the City of Tucker after routine mosquito trappings revealed the presence of West Nile Virus in mosquitos at two Tucker parks.

According to officials with the Board of Health, positive tests came back last week from trappings at Henderson Park and Peters Park. While there have been no suspected or confirmed cases of humans contracting West Nile in the City of Tucker, public health officials are taking proactive steps to ensure that remains the case.

“We will be larvaciding and performing door-to-door educational efforts in the areas around the traps as soon as possible,” explained Gordon Stacey Cargal, DeKalb’s Environmental Health Supervisor.

The County has set up a website to offer residents more information about West Nile, as well as tips on choosing the right insect repellant and eliminating mosquito-breeding sites in your yard.

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