Mosquito with West Nile virus in Logan was found near Benson

Mosquito with West Nile virus in Logan was found near Benson

Mosquito with West Nile virus in Logan was found near Benson

Health officials have confirmed Dubois and Greene County is among 64 counties across the state which have tested positive for the West Nile virus.

On August 11th, DPHHS reported that three human cases of WNV had reported in McCone, Bighorn, and Toole counties, and mosquito samples from Blaine, Hill, Custer and Prairie counties recently tested positive.

Roughly 20 percent of people infected with the West Nile virus experience symptoms such as headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash.

"Mosquito-borne illnesses are spread through the bite of an infected mosquito", states William Grow, MD, FACP, district health director. "West Nile virus can be a serious disease, particularly for the elderly and people with certain medical conditions like cancer, diabetes, and kidney disease". The State Health officials trying to aware the residents across IN to make sure with all best precautions against the mosquito bite. When we throw that number into our prediction model, this comes up with approximately 500 human cases that we could have by the end of the season. Older people have the highest risk of severe disease, according to a news release from the health department.

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There have been no human cases of the virus in Durham Region so far this summer.

MCDH suggests limiting time outside from dusk to dawn - peak times for mosquitoes.

He says only about six per cent of mosquitoes in the London area have been found to be the primary carrier for West Nile. "So we suspected Meningitis, but not West Nile virus". Mosquitoes may bite through thin clothing, so spraying clothes with repellent containing permethrin or another EPA-registered repellent will give extra protection.

Be sure to use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and trousers at these times or consider staying indoors during these hours. Make sure your doors and windows have tight fitting screens that keep mosquitoes out.

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