Adrienne Byrne, MS
1900 E. 9th St.
Wichita, KS 67214
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Each summer, Sedgwick County and the City of Wichita track
mosquito numbers and implement control measures in the area in order to protect
the public from diseases, such as West Nile virus, which are spread by the bite
of an infected mosquito. Residents are encouraged to eliminate or treat mosquito
breeding areas of standing water in their neighborhood.
For more information about mosquito surveillance in
Sedgwick County, view the
The Culex species of mosquitoes are the primary
vector for West Nile virus in the United States and Kansas. An increase in
mosquitoes, especially Culex species, may indicate an increased risk of
West Nile virus (WNV) infection in humans. WNV is spread by the bite of an
infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds.
Mosquitoes are the primary vector for many diseases, including West Nile
virus. As the weather warms up, there is an increased chance for mosquito bites.
The best way to prevent West Nile virus infection is to prevent mosquito bites.
Fight the Bite!
To protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites, follow the three D’s: Drain, Dress, and DEET
- Drain standing water where mosquitoes live and breed
- Dress in long sleeves and pants when outside
- Wear DEET containing insect repellant
View the Fight the Bite! poster and
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has reported mumps in
multiple Kansas counties, but there have been no confirmed cases of mumps in
Sedgwick County in 2017. Ongoing mumps outbreaks are at the University of
Missouri in Columbia, Missouri (more than 360 cases), Oklahoma (more than 500
cases), and in Arkansas (more than 2,800 cases). Many people who had mumps were
fully vaccinated with two doses of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.
Outbreaks can occur in vaccinated communities, particularly in close-contact
Mumps is spread through contact with mouth and nose droplets. Check that you
and your family members are up-to-date with the MMR vaccine. Medical providers
should report suspect cases of mumps to the Sedgwick County Division of Health
(316-660-5555) or Kansas Department of Health and Environment (1-877-427-7317).
Mumps fact sheet
Zika virus is spread through bites from infected Aedes species mosquitoes.
The majority of cases in the United States have been in travelers returning from countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. There has been no local transmission of Zika virus in Kansas.
The primary recommended precaution is to prevent mosquito bites. Although
the risk of sexual transmission is low, men who travel to countries with ongoing
Zika virus transmission should use condoms correctly or abstain from sex during
travel and for 6 months after travel. Women with or without symptoms should
either wait until 8 weeks after travel or 8 weeks after symptom onset before
attempting to become pregnant.
Providers who suspect Zika virus in a patient should contact the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Epidemiology Hotline at 877-427-7317 to coordinate testing.
For more information on the Zika Virus, please
click on this link.
For statewide information and guidance on Zika virus, visit the
Kansas Department of Health and Environment website.
For national information and guidance on Zika virus, visit the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Read about the epidemiology (disease investigation) program at the Sedgwick
County Division of Health
The Mission of Sedgwick County is to provide quality public services to our community so everyone can pursue freedom and prosperity in a safe, secure, and healthy environment.
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