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Fight the Bite

During the annual mosquito season in Washington, usually from April – October, DC Health deploys surveillance and mitigation methods to control the mosquito population in the District. DC Health (also known as the D.C. Department of Health or formerly DOH) has been trapping and testing mosquitoes for West Nile virus (WNV) for well over a decade. Starting in 2016, and in response to the Zika outbreak in Latin America and the Caribbean, DC Health substantially increased mosquito monitoring activities across the city. There were a total of 28 sites and 36 traps across the 8 wards. There were 7 other mosquito trap sites managed by the Department of Defense (DOD) which are contained in a separate data layer. Click link for interactive map


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