Nebraskans are being urged to take precautions with the discovery of a mosquito pool testing positive for West Nile Virus in Lancaster County, near Lincoln.
Lincoln-Lancaster County Environmental Health Supervisor Chris Schroeder says, typically, mosquitoes would test positive for West Nile later in the summer, so this case is somewhat unusual.
Schroeder says early finding “doesn’t really foretell much about how severe the upcoming season is going to be.”
If you want to prevent getting bitten, Schroeder recommends wear long-sleeved shirts, socks and pants. He adds to remember to use the appropriate repellents and limit outdoor activity around dusk and dawn. There have been no reports yet of human cases. Last year there were 68 human cases of West Nile Virus in Nebraska and two deaths.