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Monday, June 30, 2014

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for Port Allegany

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments tonight (June 30) in Port Allegany, McKean County, to control adult mosquito populations.

The treatments will be administered by truck-mounted equipment to spray open spaces in residential and recreational areas. The application materials have a very low toxicity profile to mammals and are safe for the environment.

Certain mosquito species carry the West Nile Virus, which can cause humans to contract West Nile Encephalitis, an infection that can result in an inflammation of the brain. Mosquito samples in nine counties have been identified with the West Nile Virus so far this year. No human cases have been identified this year.

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