Chris Reisinger, an environmental analyst with the Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management’s Mosquito Control Division will speak about the number of infections in Palm Beach County and mosquito control activities 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at the North Palm Beach Library, 303 Anchorage Drive.
State health officials on Wednesday announced the third non-travel case of the Zika virus in Palm Beach County. They provided no information other than that the person had symptoms during the same time as the second county case announced Aug. 23. A Lake Worth woman at that time said she hadn’t traveled anywhere where the Zika virus is being transmitted before she contracted the virus, which landed her in the hospital for three days.
The state health department said in a statement it found no evidence of active transmission in Palm Beach County. Officials say the Wynwood and South Beach areas of Miami are the only areas with local transmission.
Palm Beach Gardens said it planned to increase its mosquito-prevention efforts last week after the two reported cases affecting Palm Beach County residents. The city conducts routine spraying every year but decided to add a treatment using a pesticide called Duet, which is recommended for combating Zika-carrying mosquitoes.
Employees also used tablets targeting mosquito larvae on catch basins, ponding areas and manholes. The city printed signs with tips about how people can protect themselves from the mosquitoes to hang in parks and public buildings.
Palm Beach Gardens also decided to provide employees and students at the Riverside Youth Enrichment Center with Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus.