More mosquitoes with West Nile virus found in Fulton County

More mosquitoes with West Nile virus found in Fulton County

Last week, Fort Bend County Road and Bridge was notified of one sample of trapped mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).

"The hot, humid weather in MA combined with frequent heavy rainfall has provided ideal conditions for mosquito species carrying West Nile Virus to breed", said Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH. Light-coloured long-sleeved shirts, long trousers and hats are also good protection when outdoors.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health raised the risk level from low to moderate on Tuesday, marking the second time ever the agency has raised that risk level statewide.

Two new cases of West Nile Virus have been reported, nine of those cases right here in Hinds County, bringing the state's total to 23.

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Individuals infected by the virus, which is transmitted by mosquitos, can develop symptoms between two to 15 days after being bitten. "Mosquitoes that have tested positive for West Nile have also been identified in the city", he said.

The reported cases are in Calhoun and Hinds counties.

While WNV can infect people of all ages, people over the age of 50 are at higher risk for severe disease. In rare cases, people can develop severe, sometimes fatal, illness. "Move indoors if you are getting bitten", she added. Consult a physician before using repellents on infants.

The virus is spread through bites from infected mosquitoes. Fix or replace screens that have tears or other openings. Residents should report dead birds to their county health department. Horse owners should keep horses in indoor stalls at night to reduce their risk of exposure to mosquitoes. Eliminate all sources of standing water that can support mosquito breeding, including water in bird baths, ponds, flowerpots, wading pools, old tires and any other receptacles.

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