The Southern Nevada Health District and Clark County Emergency Management will host two community meetings in Moapa to discuss mosquito surveillance and abatement related to the recent flooding. The meetings are scheduled for Monday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. at the Moapa Valley Community Center, 320 N. Moapa Blvd., Overton, 89040, and at 6 p.m. at the Moapa Community Center, 1340 E. State Highway 168, Moapa, 89025.
Recently, the health district has identified West Nile positive mosquitoes in 23 zip codes throughout Clark County including zip codes in the Moapa area. Recent rain and flooding have created a concern regarding potential mosquito breeding and potential West Nile virus infections in the area due to standing water. Health district staff will provide updated information regarding eliminating mosquito breeding sources, mosquito surveillance in the area and West Nile virus prevention information.
Information regarding West Nile virus prevention is available on the health district website, http://www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/west-nile/prevention.php