West Nile Virus found in mosquitoes in Perth County traps

Saturday, 11 Aug, 2018

The patient was a resident of the 75229 zip code of Dallas and was diagnosed with West Nile neuroinvasive disease.

Niagara Region PublicHealth has received its first report of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquitoes in2018. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Mosquito Control Section has seen an increase of WNV found in wild birds and sentinel chickens.

There have not been any reported human cases of West Nile Virus this year in Montana.

Eliminate all sources of standing water on your property, including flowerpots, gutters, buckets, pool covers, birdbaths, old auto tires, rain gutters and pet bowls.

A mosquito trap in Drumbo tested positive for the virus during routine surveillance.

Wear long, loose and light-colored clothing.

About one in 150 people infected with West Nile virus will develop severe illness.

Pavlovich said that people take measures to reduce the exposure to the mosquitoes in order to protect themselves from the virus and other mosquito borne diseases.

A Sussex County man has test positive for West Nile Virus. People with more severe illness may experience symptoms such as stiff neck, confusion, paralysis, coma and even death.

Be sure to use insect repellent whenever going outdoors.

Protecting yourself from mosquito bites is more important that ever. A blood or cerebrospinal fluid sample may be collected for laboratory testing. Drain such areas around your home (gutters, pools, tires, buckets, water bowls, etc.).