West Nile virus, 2016:
As of Oct 11, 2016, 101 human WNV cases have occurred in Illinois as follows:
66 Cook County, 9 DuPage County, 6 Will County, 1 Lake County (Ingleside), 19 counties fewer than 5 case including Lake County.
WNV Positive Mosquito, Bird, Horse or humans in 52 Illinois counties:
* 2338 WNV-positive mosquito samples
* 140 WNV-positive mosquito samples in Lake County
* 59 WNV-positive mosquito samples in SLMAD and surrounding forest preserve properties
* 8 Bannockburn
* 17 Deerfield
* 3 Ft. Sheridan
* 21 Highland Park
* 10 Riverwoods
Welcome to the South Lake Mosquito Abatement District (SLMAD) Website. Here you will find information about mosquitoes, the dangers they pose, and how to help prevent them. If you have questions or comments regarding this website, please contact us.
There is no vaccine to protect against West Nile virus, and anti-viral medicines are ineffective. The best way to keep from being infected is to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes. Current preventive measures in South Lake Mosquito Abatement District include frequent and on-going surveillance, larvaciding and adultciding.
Preventive strategies include (click Read More below to see them):
Click on the link below to read an article about a mosquito repellant that you probably already own!
Stay safe everyone!