History

History

In 1999, West Nile Virus (WNV) was detected for the first time in the United States in New York City. This led to the startup of a multi-agency network for WNV surveillance and prevention in Pennsylvania. The Berks County Conservation District has participated in the state-funded WNV Program since 2000 when Pennsylvania started its program. WNV was first detected in Pennsylvania in 2000 and in Berks County in 2001.

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