Published: Mon, July 16, 2018
Medical | By Vicki Mclaughlin

West Nile virus activity surging in Sacramento County

West Nile virus activity surging in Sacramento County

West Nile virus, first detected in birds and mosquito samples in Suffolk County in 1999 and again each year thereafter, is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito.

There has been a rise in West Nile Virus activity in some parts of the city, according to the Virginia Beach Mosquito Control.

The results for the second crow came back positive four days later.

The reported case was located in Hinds County. Targeted, truck-mounted aerosol spraying is also performed to help control the mosquito population in certain areas of Boston.

•When possible, wear long sleeved shirts and trousers to protect from bites.

West Nile Virus can be prevented by removing any standing water near your property.

This is the third mosquito test in Highland Park to test positive for West Nile.

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A vaccine is available for horses, however, and recommended as eight cases of equine West Nile Virus were reported in Montana a year ago.

Stay indoors at dawn, at dusk, and in the early evening when mosquitoes are the most active. And also mosquito proof your home and your yard.

West Nile Virus can cause serious symptoms in some people, especially those with a weak immune system. Less than 1% of people infected with the virus get seriously ill with symptoms that include high fever, muscle weakness, stiff neck, disorientation, mental confusion, tremors, confusion, paralysis, and coma.

Make sure window and door screens are in good fix to prevent mosquito entry.

Suttorp says wearing protective clothing and appropriate insect repellent will help reduce your chances of contracting West Nile virus.

The peak time of year for transmission of WNV, along with Delaware's other mosquito-borne disease of concern, Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), is from about mid-August into mid-October.

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