West Nile Virus Guide
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...
West Nile Virus in Texas (from Tx dept Health)
- 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...
Information about WNV in humans, horses, and birds in Texas. Includes maps, statistics, news releases, MORE....
- Use Mosquito Repellent Questions & Answers on Repellent from CDC
- Eliminate standing water where mosquitoes can lay eggs
- Install or Repair Window and Door Screens
- Support Community-Based Mosquito Control Programs
- Howcast Video "How to protect yourself from west nile virus"
- Reducing mosquitoes around your home and community (provided by NMDOH)
- Mosquito Control Products for Homeowner contacts & description (from NMDOH)
- Protection from West Nile Virus, a mosquito transmitted disease (provided by NMDOH)
- FAQ Brochure - English
- Fact Sheet - English
- U-Tube Video: Protecting Your Horse From West Nile
USDA APHIS Equine WNV Surveillance 2010 Equine West Nile virus cases
- West Nile Virus: Farm Animals
West Nile Virus (WNV) has recently emerged in North America as a threat to both public and animal health.
- 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.
- Previously released NMSU information on WNV
- West Nile Virus: NM Information from NMSU ACES
- NMSU Expert on human infection & mosquito-borne diseases.
- Center for Disease Control-http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.htm
- New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH)-http://www.health.state.nm.us/epi/wnv.html