Mosquitoes and Your Safety
West Nile and Viral Encephalitis
West Nile virus is transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. Most infected people have either no symptoms or only mild ones, such as fever, headache, mild skin rash, or swollen lymph glands. A serious infection, though, could lead to viral encephalitis, a swelling of the brain, which can be fatal.
Did You Know?
... that shad have made a comeback in the Delaware River, due to pollution control. This member of the herring family lives its adult life in the ocean, but travels up rivers and streams to spawn. Each spring, anglers follow the "shad run" up the Delaware River to catch these hard-fighting fish. More...