West Nile virus found in three Lucas County locations

Henrietta Brewer
June 16, 2018

Harris County Public Health recommends covering up outside, wearing mosquito repellent and getting rid of all standing water in your front and back yard. "Limiting the number of places for mosquitoes to lay eggs limits propagation".

Forty people were diagnosed with the West Nile virus in MI a year ago, with one death reported.

Director Ed Burnett says his technicians found early signs of the virus on Friday morning. "Hot dry conditions are ideal for West Nile activity". "If you're feeling that way in the summertime. go see your doctor".

Monitoring for WNV in IL includes laboratory tests for mosquito batches, dead perching birds, as well as testing sick horses and humans with West Nile virus-like symptoms, according to the IDPH. This year, the health department wants everybody to be extra cautious.

Common symptoms include fever, nausea, headache and muscle aches.

Halton Region has started its annual larviciding program to reduce the risk of West Nile virus (WNV) in the community.

More serious complications could include neurological issues, such as meningitis and encephalitis. If you are over 60 or have a weakened immune system you are at higher risk for severe illness from WNV.

On Tuesday, the Canyon County officials made an announcement that the mosquitoes which were collected near Parma test positive for the West Nile Virus.

There were 40 human cases and one death in MI a year ago.

Dress: Wear long sleeves, pants, and closed toe shoes when outdoors to cover your skin.

Use EPA-registered insect repellents with one of the following ingredients: DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus or para-menthane-diol and 20undecanone.

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