PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE: PREVENT AGAINST MOSQUITO BITES
This is a notice that the West Nile Virus has been detected in a chicken during regular testing in the North Miami area. Specifically, the chicken is located in Keystone.
While this does not mean that human infestation is imminent, it does raise our awareness to prevent human infection of the disease by preventing mosquito bites as best as possible.
The Miami-Dade Health Department is monitoring this situation. The city of North Miami is sharing this information with our residents as a precautionary measure. We urge you to take personal precautions against mosquito bites at this time.
The City of North Miami has contacted Miami-Dade County to request an expedited aerial spraying of all areas of the city. County Commissioners have also been contacted. Early word says the spraying is expected on Saturday, July 23rd.
Below is the Florida Department of Health’s information on how to protect yourself from the West Nile Virus: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Environment/medicine/arboviral/Prevention.html
Please survey your property and remove any standing water.
At this point, it is important to note that this is a precautionary measure as the virus has not been detected in humans as yet.
Please continue to check the City of North Miami website for updates.