West Nile Virus, EEE both discovered in Cicero Swamp
Aug. 24, 2011
Cicero (WSYR-TV) – The Onondaga County Health Department announced on Wednesday that the state has found EEE and West Nile virus in mosquito pools in the Cicero Swamp.
County officials said that based on the findings, aerial spraying in the Cicero Swamp area will be conducted on Aug. 29, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Pools containing EEE and West Nile were collected on Taft Road and on Route 298 on Aug. 16. An additional pool collected on Aug. 16 on Island Road contained West Nile.
One probable human case of the West Nile virus and one suspected case have been reported in Onondaga County to date this year.
A 4-year-old girl in neighboring Oswego County died as a result of EEE infection last week
The designated spray area is generally bounded on the north by Route 31, the west by Northern Boulevard, and on the south by Taft Road and on the east by the county line, which is marked by Chittenango Creek.
Roads included in this area are all or parts of Route 298, Bull Street, Eastwood Road, Island Road, Cicero Center Road, Fergerson Road, Ferstler Road and Oxbow Road.
The pesticide that will be used for aerial spraying is Kontrol. This pesticide is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Division of Environmental Conservation for this use.