Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Medical | By Vicki Mclaughlin

West Nile Virus found in Fountain County | Wcinews

West Nile Virus found in Fountain County | Wcinews

Fortunately, roughly 80 percent of infected people won't exhibit any symptoms of the disease and only one in every 150 people will suffer from severe illness, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

The health unit says the reminder follows confirmation Tuesday that a second mosquito pool in Corunna tested positive for West Nile virus.

The Clark County Health Department will continue to collect and test mosquitoes, as well as spray pesticides until the year's first freezing temperatures.

The most serious cases of West Nile virus infection can lead to encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain, which can be fatal.

WNV is spread from the bite of an infected mosquito.

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"This strategy has been quite effective in Chatham-Kent, as few human cases have come to our attention", Colby said.

Through a news release the ISDH provided the following steps to help residents reduce the threat of West Nile virus in their area.

West Nile is common in the last summer and early fall.

Those that do, usually experience mild flu-like symptoms like fever, headache, skin rash or muscle aches. People 60 years of age and older and individuals with diabetes or hypertension have a higher chance of getting sick, and are more likely to develop complications. To protect horses, owners in the region are advised to ask their veterinarian about the West Nile Virus vaccine.

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