West Nile Found In Mosquito Sample, Pittsfield Schedules Spraying

West Nile Virus found in second sample of mosquitoes in Clark County

West Nile Virus found in second sample of mosquitoes in Clark County

Trinity County Environmental Health is urging residents to eliminate standing water to help reduce the mosquito population in an effort to prevent West Nile Virus and Zika.

Officials from the Randolph County Health Department said this morning they have not had such a confirmation. There was one case in 2014, a case reported in 2013, 2006, 2005 and 2003; two in 2007 and 11 in 2002.

He mentions that people over 50 and those with a compromised immune system are at most risk to contract West Nile.

All cases have been in adults.

Those include headache, body ache, joint pain, fatigue, vomiting and diarrhea. Malheur County has also had three horses and two humans contract the virus.

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Because West Nile Virus is known to be now circulating, Wisconsin residents and visitors to the state should be vigilant in taking measures to prevent mosquito bites.

Officials say people venturing outdoors should wear light-coloured clothing, long sleeves and trousers, and use insect repellant containing DEET or icaridin. To optimize safety and effectiveness, repellents should be used according to the label instructions. West Nile is transmitted through mosquito bites. Consider using clothing and gear (such as boots, pants, socks and tents) that are treated with permethrin (an insecticide). Don't apply repellents containing permethrin directly to the skin. And making sure screens around your home are in good fix is important, too. People with milder illnesses typically recover on their own, although symptoms may last for weeks.

Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus live in every corner of Shawnee County, according to a study now underway through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the county health department.

About 80 percent of the people who are infected with West Nile do not get sick.

The insects are collected at seven locations in Clinton County, identified and tested for specific viruses that are mosquito-borne.

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