Canton-Potsdam Hospital reports human West Nile virus case

Mosquito trap

Mosquito trap

Officials at the Southern Nevada Health District said earlier this month the latest captures of mosquitoes in Nye County have come back negative for the West Nile Virus.

Health officials say all four people were sickened between August 6 and August 11.

The Michigan Department of Health has confirmed four cases - two residents of Montcalm County, a resident in Oakland County and one in Macomb County.

The ages of the victims was not released.

"People may feel, with the end of summer approaching, that the risk of being bitten by mosquitoes is reduced", said Dr. Charles Gardner, Medical Officer of Health for the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.

- Use insect repellent containing DEET, Picaridin, IR3535, or PMD. Roumeliotis noted there've been human cases recently confirmed in other parts of the province, including Ottawa.

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DHEC says a "mosquito pool" is defined as a collection of mosquitoes, usually one to 30 specimens, that were pooled together for testing purposes and consists of the same mosquito species that were collected from the same location on the same date. Symptoms of the disease include fever, chills, headache, neck pain and stiffness, joint pain and stiffness, and mental confusion, noted Dr. Soule.

CPH's first human case of West Nile does not mean, however, that West Nile virus is present in St. Lawrence County.

The best way to fight the virus is to prevent mosquitos that carry it from biting humans. The Town of BWG has historically been identified as an area with increased risk for the virus, and for many years has instituted a program of larviciding stormwater catch basins, to reduce mosquito populations and provide extra protection to the public.

On 21 July, the health department confirmed that the mosquitoes of Zion have been tested positive for having the West Nile Virus. Two county residents died past year from the virus which is transmitted by mosquitos, the county health department said, in a statement.

Wear clothing that reduces the risk of skin exposure to mosquito bites (i.e., long trousers and long-sleeved shirts).

Most people who are infected with WNV will not experience any illness.

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