OH reports its 1st horse West Nile virus cases this year

OH reports its 1st horse West Nile virus cases this year

Dead birds have tested positive for West Nile virus in the Interior Health region.

15, 42 birds had tested positive for West Nile virus in MI this year.

The California Department of Public Health has documented a total 21 human WNV cases to date in 2018.

The Leeds, Grenville, and Lanark District Health Unit says West Nile Virus has been found in mosquitoes in Perth. Wear long sleeves and long trousers sprayed with insect repellent such as DEET to keep biting insects away.

According to the health unit, most people who get the West Nile Virus do not experience any symptoms.

Most people who contract West Nile won't show any symptoms, but some signs of illness include sore joints, nausea and a headache. A severe case of the virus can lead to coma or death.

So far this year, two Riverside County residents - one from Eastvale and the other from Riverside - have suffered West Nile-related infections.

Be sure to apply mosquito repellent to bare skin.

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When outdoors use EPA-registered insect repellents such as those that contain DEET, IR3535, or Picaridin.

The virus has also infected people in Viotia, Halkidiki, Thessaloniki, Evia, Imathia, Pella, Corinth, Kilkis and Rethymno.

Be Aware of Peak Mosquito Hours.

The Portage County Health and Human Services provide tips like staying inside at dawn and dusk, the time when mosquitos are most active.

WNV is spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito and is not transmitted person to person.

Wear loose-fitting clothes with long sleeves and trousers. Mosquitoes lay their larvae in standing water. Although few mosquitoes actually carry the virus, there a several things you can do to minimize your exposure and eliminate breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Check rain gutters and drains. Empty plastic wading pools at least once a week and store indoors when not in use.

Install or Repair Screens.

¯ Birdbath water should be changed weekly. If they're not, fix any broken screens as needed to keep the pests out of your house.

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