Two Infected With West Nile Virus In First Cases Of 2018

11 August, 2018, 05:36 | Author: Veronica Peterson
  • Mosquitoes in Waterbury tested positive for West Nile

The warmer weather has contributed to a sharp increase in the number of West Nile virus infected mosquitoes in Saskatchewan, the health authority indicated in a media release Friday.

Brenda Miller is the manager of health protection and investigation with Region of Waterloo Public Health and said the region monitors 16 different sites for West Nile virus in recreational and residential areas.

They also recommended keeping your skin covered. Wearing light-coloured, long-sleeved shirts, pants, socks and a hat is recommended, as is using insect repellent containing DEET or Icaridin.

The first two human cases of West Nile virus have been reported. Targeted efforts have been ongoing and reduction of mosquito populations in fogged areas is ranging from 50% to 90%.

'Until the state's first hard frost, whether it's for work or play, being outside means there's a risk for West Nile virus'. Prior to this year, CT has seen 134 cases with three fatalities, the DPH said.

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No one has died from the disease this year.

There is also a small risk of infected people developing the more serious West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease, which could cause inflammation of the brain and can also be fatal. Symptoms include high fever, convulsions and muscle weakness, and the illness can put someone in a comatose state.

But they urge you to seek medical help if you come down with certain symptoms including nausea, vomiting, swollen lymph glands, a rash on the chest, stomach or back or more.

The risk of West Nile virus infection is at a level not seen since 2012 when an outbreak infected 290 IL residents, the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District announced Thursday.

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