MDA to Spray in Eastport to Reduce West Nile Risk
Parts of Annapolis will be sprayed for mosquitoes because of West Nile virus activity that was found in the area.
Maryland Department of Agriculture workers will spray for mosquitoes in Eastport due to West Nile virus activity found in the area, according to a press release.
The spraying will be done by truck on Monday and Oct. 1 weather permitting. It will include Eastport Terrace, Knightsbridge, Primrose Acres and Truxton Heights, according to a release.
To see a map of the spray area, click here.
In August, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene confirmed the first death in Maryland due to West Nile. There have been 13 confirmed cases in the state so far this year—at least one of which was in Anne Arundel County.
Only 20 percent of all those who are infected with the virus show any symptoms, according to the Center for Disease Control. Only about one in every 150 infections results in serious symptoms, which include high fever, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis.
The Eastport spraying will start after 7:30 p.m. and it is expected to last until the early morning hours on both dates, according to the release. The MDA is asking people to avoid outdoor activities on spray nights.