Phoenix was recently ranked as the 11th worst city for mosquitoes in 2019, with a significant increase in the mosquito population in the West Valley this year compared to 2018. Additionally, there is a significant increase in the number of mosquitoes that are carrying West Nile Virus.
Thus far in 2019, there have been 68 positive samples for West Nile; in all of 2018 there were only seven positive samples. So far this year, one person has been infected with the virus.
Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department recommends people remove stagnant water from their property and to wear insect repellent. Equine owners should have their horses vaccinated for West Nile Virus.
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