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Health Department continues West Nile Virus surveillance for the season

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

June 3rd, 2024

Contact: Caitlin Goedeker–

Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department

(402) 529-2233



The Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD) is again working with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to conduct surveillance, awareness and prevention of West Nile virus (WNV).


Free mosquito dunks and mosquito repellant wipes are available at ELVPHD offices in Norfolk, Wisner and Tekamah and are available during business hours. Dunks can be added to standing water to kill mosquito larvae before they become adults. Dunks are harmless to fish and other animals, but should not be added to drinking water. DEET wipes can be used on skin to repel mosquitoes and prevent bites.


Mosquitoes can grow in standing water that lasts more than 4 days.  To lower the mosquito population around your home and property: 

  • Get rid of or drain outside containers that can hold water.
  • Clear thick bushes or shrubs and clean debris from around your home and ponds
  • Remove all discarded tires on your property.
  • Drill holes in the bottoms of recycling containers that are kept outdoors.
  • Clean clogged roof gutters regularly (spring and fall)
  • Turn over plastic wading pools and wheelbarrows when not in use.
  • Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas and hot tubs.


Call the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department with any questions or for more information at 402-529-2233.

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Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department


PO Box 779
2104 21st Circle
Wisner, NE 68791


After Hours: 402.841.8110

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