Mosquitos test positive for West Nile Virus in South Windsor

Henrietta Brewer
August 20, 2019

The Salt Lake County Health Department has announced the first human case of West Nile virus in the county this year.

The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District is a public health service agency formed under the authority of the California State Health & Safety Code.

Use an EPA-registered mosquito repellent with DEET, permethrin, picaridin, IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus; follow package directions about application.

Minimize time spent outdoors around dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.

"Not every mosquito has West Nile Virus so just because you got a mosquito bite doesn't mean that you will develop West Nile so that's important", Brett said.

One mosquito batch collected during the week of August 12 in the Dundas Street West and Old Carriage Road area in Mississauga tested positive for the virus.

► Trim tall grass, weeds, and vines to discourage mosquitoes.

"About 20 percent of infected people will experience symptoms such as headache, fever, fatigue, joint pain and weakness", he said.

Making sure your window and door screens are in good condition. "The majority of those will make a complete recovery within a few days".

Health officials in Western Massachusetts alerted residents this week of the presence of West Nile virus.

According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, West Nile virus is a leading cause of severe infections of the nervous system among adults older than age 50 in Los Angeles County.

Last week, mosquitos were tested positive for West Nile at Keney Park in Hartford.

WNV is a potentially serious illness transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito.

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