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Mosquito Monitoring
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Mosquito Monitoring for West Nile Virus

Vector Index Log

The vector index tell us the relative risk of West Nile virus transmission. The vector index is based on the:

  • Total number of Culex Pipien and Culex Tarsalis – the species that carry West Nile virus
  • Number of infected mosquitoes across an area. The vector index is calculated by determining the average number of infected mosquitoes collected per trap in an area.
  • Emergency spraying may be recommended when the vector index is at 0.75 or higher.

Mosquito Monitoring 2022

Zone 1Zone 2Zone 3
Week Ending OnVector IndexVector IndexVector Index
July 2 (Week 26)
July 9 (Week 27)0.930.490.30
July 16 (Week 28)
July 23 (Week 29)2.970.973.52
July 30 (Week 30)0.860.201.41
August 6 (Week 31)2.442.162.22
August 13 (Week 32)0.550.471.17
August 20 (Week 33)0.670.891.30
August 27 (Week 34)2.851.050.00
September 3 (Week 35)0.470.400.48
September 10 (Week 36)0.180.15
September 17 (Week 37)0.000.40
September 24 (Week 38)

NOTE: “—” indicates a single pool was submitted for that zone that tested positive, therefore we were unable to calculate an infection rate or vector index for that zone.

Sentinel Map

Sentinel Zones for mosquito testing

West Nile Data

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