Lexington Fayette Health Officials Confirm West Nile Virus in Local Resident

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Lexington Fayette Health Officials Confirm West Nile Virus in Local Resident

The media release says the health department applied a larvicide created to prevent mosquitoes from hatching in the infected areas.

The Cascade County Weed & Mosquito Division has detected its first West Nile Virus-positive mosquito pool for 2017. "What this means is people should take the appropriate precautions". In addition to vaccination, horse owners can protect their horses by removing standing water and keeping animals inside from dusk to dawn. Once there, the doctors quickly realized what he was suffering West Nile Virus.

The woman who contracted the West Nile virus in southeast Boise is now recovering at home, according to the Central District Health Department.

Less than one percent of infected people develop serious illnesses, such as encephalitis or meningitis. Studies also indicate that those with diabetes and/or hypertension are at greatest risk for serious illness.

West Nile Virus was originally identified in 1937 from the blood of a woman living in the West Nile district of Uganda.

Two people in Wisconsin have contracted West Nile Virus, according to the State Department of Health Services. Public Health Officials in South Georgia encourage everyone to guard against exposure to mosquitoes. BTI is a naturally occurring bacterium that kills mosquito larvae before they can grow up to become flying, biting, disease-spreading adults.

Floodwater mosquito populations tend to die out three weeks after the rains stop and the sun dries out affected low lying areas. More information about insect repellents can be found online.

Be sure to use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and trousers at these times or consider staying indoors during these hours. Mosquitoes may bite through thin clothing, so spraying clothes with repellent containing permethrin or another EPA-registered repellent will give extra protection.

Make sure that doors and windows have tight-fitting screens.

"Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water, so homeowners need to be vigilant in eliminating places where water can collect and stand in their yards and gardens".

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