Postive Tests for West Nile Virus at Three Island State Park
Valued Three Island Visitors -
On August 28, mosquitoe larvae found in water used for irrigation purposes at Three Island State Park tested positive for West Nile virus. No human infections have been reported.
The park is scheduled to receive mosquito abatement treatment Thursday evening, August 29th.
West Nile virus is transmitted to people, birds and other animals by the bite of an infected mosquito. This virus can cause serious illness in people of any age, but especially in people over the age of 50 or those with other underlying medical conditions. You can protect yourself by avoiding mosquito bites. Taking the following precautions can help you "Fight the Bite."
Wear repellent containing DEET, Picaridin or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus (all EPA-approved repellents) according to the label.
Remove standing water around your home - this is where mosquitoes like to breed.
Cover up your skin with clothing between dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active.
If you have questions or concerns about your upcoming stay at Three Island State Park, please contact park staff at 208-366-2394.
If you need to make changes to your reservation, please contact our call center at 1-888-9-CAMPID.
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation Staff