Citizens for a Safe Bedford feel that this
project will cause a significant risk of increased exposure to
threatening diseases such as Equine Encephalitis and West Nile
Virus, not only for its residents, but for
all Bedford residents.
This risk may be due to both the proximity of the development to
a major mosquito breeding ground and also to an increased mosquito
population caused by run off from a development of this size.
To find out more about West Nile Virus and Equine Encephalitisis
visit the CDC website at:
March 17, 2005: CFSB present to the Board of Health!
Here are three important documents presented:
BMPs and Vectors:
The Impact of New BMP Construction on Local Public Health
By Susanne Kluh, Marco E. Metzger, Dean F. Messer, Jack E. Hazelrigg, and Minoo
Management and Vector Breading Habitats:
The Public Health Problem & Methods to Address This Issue.
By: The CDC National Center for Environmental Health, Division
of Emergency and Environmental Health Services
of Roger Nasci, PhD,
Research Entomogist, CDC's National Center for Infectious
Diseases. (PDF) Before
the Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment,
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructre United States
House of Representatives, October 10, 2002.
Published By: CDC's Public Health Approach to Control of Disease-Carrying Mosquitos.