Baltimore County sprays for West Nile

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WMAR) - A confirmed case of West Nile Virus in Baltimore County has led to spraying against infected mosquitos.

There's been nearly 2,000 people across the country infected with the disease; in Maryland there's been one confirmed death.

The new case in Baltimore County was in the Milford Mill area, west of the city.

 WEST NILE VIRUS GUIDE | Get tips on how to protect yourself here .

"The neighbor came over here and said I just want to give you a reminder that you know they'll be around here spraying, they want everybody to stay in the house," said Danielle Lightfoot of Milford Mills.

The state Agriculture Department is doing the bug-equivalent of carpet bombing the area.

"The main goal here is to get rid of the breeding sites so that we reduce the number of mosquitos in a concentrated area," said Monique Lyle of the Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services.

West Nile Virus cannot be spread from person to person -- only through mosquitos.

You can help too no matter where you live -- by getting rid of standing water around your home, in things like blocked storm drains and potted plants.

Print this article Back to Top

Comments