Environmental Heatlh

Environmental Health

West Nile Virus

Works with residents to reduce mosquito infestations and takes an aggressive role in preventing infections of West Nile Virus or additional arboviruses

Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus

To reduce the spread of West Nile virus (WNV) and other mosquito-borne diseases, the DeKalb County Board of Health provides an integrated mosquito control program. This program works with residents to reduce mosquito infestations. Together with other county and state agencies throughout the metro Atlanta area, the Board of Health is working to track the mosquito population; to find, control and eliminate mosquito-breeding sites; and to educate the public in mosquito control.

Individuals can help protect themselves, their homes and their communities in a number of ways. Eliminating mosquito breeding sites is an important first step. For assistance in identifying breeding sites and to report mosquito infestations, request a mosquito assessment with the link to the left or call 404-508-7900.

West Nile Virus Activity in DeKalb

Program Update Map of WNV Activity
Dekalb County Board of Health WNV-PositiveActivityMap (2)

Updated: Thursday, September 4, 2014

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