Last year, two county residents tested positive for the virus, according to county officials.
"They were doing treatments and that caused the basins to fill up", Robles said. The resolution states that through a mosquito surveillance program traps are weekly tested to monitor the effectiveness of its ongoing larvicide program to curb the number of adult mosquitos.
"People who work outside, especially at dusk and dawn, and those who are camping over the next few weeks are at higher risk of being bitten by mosquitoes and should pay particular attention to preventing these bites".
The best way to avoid West Nile is to avoid mosquitoes, which means getting rid of standing water and wearing insect repellent. The mosquitoes were collected from June 18 to July 10, 2018, by CAES.
The Grant County Mosquito Control District in Moses Lake tracks mosquitos and tests them for diseases.
The District also urges the public to report dead birds. The sentinel chickens are humanely kept and tended, officials noted.
"We've seen escalated numbers, heightened numbers of potentially disease-carrying mosquitoes so we're seeing places that are setting records for the number of those particularly mosquitoes", Prather says. The mosquitos are out for blood!
The CAES maintains a network of 91 mosquito-trapping stations in 72 municipalities throughout the state.
No approved WNV or EEE vaccines are available for humans, according to Delaware's Division of Public Health. Experts say one in five people who are infected usually develop a fever headache, neck stiffness, disorientation, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, coma, vision loss, numbness, and paralysis.
The Department of Health news release said the three with neuro-invasive disease, the most serious type of West Nile infection, were in DeSoto, St. Tammany and Livingston parishes.