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West Nile Virus Guide

WNV news & information, protective guides & NMSU measures
West Nile Virus, a mosquito transmitted disease

West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne disease that was first seen in North America in 1999. The most serious manifestation of West Nile Virus infection is fatal encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) in humans and horses, as well as mortality in certain domestic and wild birds. Cases of West Nile Virus in New Mexico have occurred every year since 2003, MORE...

More WNV information

  • West Nile Virus in Texas (from Tx dept Health)

  • Information about WNV in humans, horses, and birds in Texas. Includes maps, statistics, news releases, MORE....

  • West Nile Virus Information - CDC website

    FIGHT THE BITE.  Mosquitoes spreading West Nile virus can cause serious, life-altering, and even fatal disease. Empty containers that may collect rain water or water from sprinklers. Don’t forget insect repellent when you think about going out in the evening, those momentary mosquito bites could lead to long term problems, or worse. MORE...

Protective Measures

NMSU Protective Measures

  • Campus Activities to Minimize Mosquito Population

The NMSU campus doesn't have rivers, marshes or wetland areas, but we have ponds and other moist locations where mosquitos can breed and multiple.  NMSU is treating the Alumni Pond and other standing water on campus with a larvicide. 

Also a consultant regularily samples the campus areas for mosquitos.  Based on the mosquito counts and analysis, campus area may be fogged to reduce the mosquito population.  All fogging operations are performed at off times to minimize any interference with campus activities.   Announcements on the fogging locations, times, and materials will be distributed to the University Community by the OFS Grounds department.