West Nile

West Nile Virus Activities at 3RPHD

Three Rivers Public Health Department (3RPHD) monitors for the presence of West Nile virus through mosquito trapping and collection of community reports of dead birds. During the months of May-October, 3RPHD traps mosquitoes at several sites in Dodge County and collects certain species of dead birds for lab testing. 3RPHD also provides prevention resources and education. This includes mosquito wipes and mosquito dunks.

What Is West Nile Virus?

West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the continental United States. It is most commonly spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes acquire West Nile virus from infected birds and then pass it onto other birds, animals and/or people.


The best way to protect yourself from infection with West Nile virus is to prevent mosquito bites:

  • Use insect repellents (bug-spray) with DEET when you go outdoors.
  • Wear long-sleeves and pants at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
  • Remove mosquito breeding sites around your home. Drain standing water from flowerpots, birdbaths, wheelbarrows, pool covers, pet dishes, and old tires. Clean out roof gutters, especially if the leaves from nearby trees tend to clog the gutters.

For more information visit the CDC West Nile website


Our Mission


Three Rivers Public Health Department's Mission is to empower and educate families while promoting healthy living for the improvement of our communities.

Our Vision


Three Rivers Public Health Department's Vision is that in cooperation with our communities, we will always be compassionate and respectful in all of our public health endeavors.

Three Rivers Public Health Department

Serving Dodge, Saunders & Washington Counties in Eastern Nebraska

2400 North Lincoln Avenue, Fremont, NE 68025   •   402-727-5396   •   1-866-727-5396   •   [email protected]

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