West Nile Virus Activity Detected in Michigan

According to the state’s mosquito control districts, the mosquitoes that can transmit the West Nile virus are on the rise in Michigan.

The virus was identified in a mosquito pool in Saginaw County.

With this activity found right before the holidays, the Michigan Department of Community Health is urging residents to wear repellents during dusk and dawn, since those are the times of day that are peak mosquito biting periods.

9&10 News went to the Traverse City state park grounds to see what campers are doing to keep themselves protected, while enjoying the outdoors.

“Wear long sleeve clothing and make sure you have bug control,” said Ron Reynolds, a camper outside of Traverse City state park.

The Michigan Department of Community Health also suggest residents drain standing water around their homes.