One Person Has Died From The West Nile Virus in Washoe County

One Person Has Died From The West Nile Virus in Washoe County

"We've had West Nile Virus found in all of the traps, so we know its around so if you don't want to get it you will want to avoid mosquito exposure,"Kalas said". At that same time, two birds in Shawnee County also tested positive for West Nile virus.

Mosquitoes pick up the West Nile virus by feeding on infected birds.

Austintown Schools, where classes begin Monday, applied a larvicide to prevent mosquitoes from hatching in the infected area.

The municipalities surrounding the western shore of the Lake Ontario and Windsor-Essex County have the largest records of positive mosquitoes and human cases.

Anderson, Greenville and Richland counties account for the additional three cases in the state.

There have not been any reported human cases of West Nile this summer, and only one since 2011 locally, but the disease could cause fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, swollen lymph glands, and skin rash.

Clothing Can Help reduce mosquito bites. However, "the risk for acquiring West Nile virus will still extend until the first hard frost".

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"People older than 60 years, or those who have underlying health issues are at the greatest risk of developing a severe illness due to West Nile virus infection".

About 80 percent of the people who are infected with West Nile do not get sick. Symptoms include fever, headaches and muscle aches.

No mosquito samples in June and July tested positive for West Nile, the Health Department said.

Mosquitoes tested positive this season for West Nile Virus in 20 towns throughout CT. "Primarily in lower Fairfield county, New Haven county". "We are seeing it further spread to the North in the Hartford area", said Dr. Armstrong. It's not really a significant public health concern.

Symptoms of the virus can vary depending on the person, and some affected individuals may not even experience any symptoms, according to DHEC. The symptoms are mild.

A Greeley woman is also recovering from the mosquito-transmitted virus.

A tick-borne disease caused by a parasite, babesiosis, was responsible for the death of Michael Yoder, 55, of New Milford on August 8, according to the Associated Press. Severe cases may result in seizures or coma.

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