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.
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
Zika Case Counts in the US—from CDC
Zika virus disease is now a nationally notifiable condition. Cases are reported to CDC by state, territorial, and local health departments using standard case definitions. This webpage contains provisional data reported to ArboNET for January 1, 2015 – April 12, 2017.
· 5,234 Zika virus disease cases reported
o 4,935 cases in travelers returning from affected areas
o 223 cases acquired through presumed local mosquito-borne transmission in Florida (N=217) and Texas (N=6)
o 76 cases acquired through other routes, including sexual transmission (N=46), congenital infection (N=28), laboratory transmission (N=1), and person-to-person through an unknown route (N=1)
· 36,526 Zika virus disease cases reported
o 143 cases in travelers returning from affected areas
o 36,383 cases acquired through presumed local mosquito-borne transmission
o 0 cases acquired through other routes*
*Sexually transmitted cases are not reported for US territories because with local transmission of Zika virus it is not possible to determine whether infection occurred due to mosquito-borne or sexual transmission.
A copy of the SLMAD "Stop Growing Mosquitoes In Your Yard" brochure for 2017 is attached below in Adobe PDF format.
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):
At the present time we do not have Zika virus in northeastern Illinois
Update on Zika Virus–Associated Birth Defects
• In 2016, a total of 1,297 pregnancies with possible recent Zika virus infection were reported to the U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry from 44 states.
• Approximately one in 10 pregnancies with laboratory-confirmed Zika virus infection resulted in a fetus or infant with Zika virus–associated birth defects.
• The proportion of fetuses and infants with Zika virus–associated birth defects was highest among those with first trimester Zika virus infections.
• Only 25% of infants from pregnancies with possible recent Zika virus infection reported receiving postnatal neuroimaging.
• Identification and follow-up care of infants born to mothers with laboratory evidence of possible recent Zika virus infection during pregnancy and infants with congenital Zika virus infection can ensure that appropriate intervention services are available to affected infants.
• Additional information is available at https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/
Click on the link below to read an article about a mosquito repellant that you probably already own!
Stay safe everyone!