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West Nile Virus

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The City will continue its contract with Vector Disease Control International (VDCI), focusing on three primary areas:

Education
Information is being provided to the general public and to City employees about personal protection and source reduction measures.

Data Gathering
In order to effectively combat West Nile virus, the City has contracted with Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) to conduct a mosquito surveillance program. CMC is mapping potential mosquito breeding sites and will utilize light traps to monitor adult mosquito activity as the season progresses.

Mitigation
The City of Fort Collins is conducting a comprehensive larviciding program to kill mosquito larvae before they emerge from breeding areas. Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) was hired to apply the larvicide to breeding sites within a one-mile radius of the city limits. The larvicide is a natural non-toxic biological product that affects only mosquitoes and is not harmful to fish and animals. Citizens can report potential mosquito breeding areas by calling 970-663-5697.