County Purchases Mosquito Fogging Machine

photo by W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress
Pictured above are: (L-R) Henderson County Mayor, Dan Hughes and Emily Rushing, from the Henderson County Health Department, watch as EMA Director Drew Cook shows the starting procedure for the county’s new mosquito fogging machine.

In 2017, Henderson County was awarded a $35,000.00 grant to aid in mosquito control from the Tennessee Department of Health’s Division of Communicable and Environmental Disease and Emergency Preparedness. As a part of that grant, the county has purchased several pieces of equipment to trap, test, and treat areas for nuisance mosquitoes. However, the main goal of this program is to minimize, and hopefully eliminate, the spread of mosquito-borne diseases in our county.
Mosquitos are known for their ability to transmit diseases such as West Nile Virus, Yellow Fever, Malaria, and Zika Virus, just to name a few. In 2017, there were three probable and reported cases of Zika Virus in Tennessee, thirty total cases of West Nile Virus, and thirteen cases of Malaria.
“Through this grant, we have been able to purchase necessary…

 

For complete story, see the May 23rd edition of The Lexington Progress.

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