More Worcester mosquitoes test positive for West Nile, spraying set

More Worcester mosquitoes test positive for West Nile, spraying set

More Worcester mosquitoes test positive for West Nile, spraying set

The Kent County Health Department said that there are only three positive tests so far in 2018, but the discovery of these mosquitoes is a good reminder for Michiganders that it is West Nile virus season, which will remain until the first frost.

A northeast Colorado resident has been hospitalized with the most serious form of the West Nile Virus.

Those zip codes are 40212, 40213, and 40214.

A 24-year-old-woman with a suspected case of West Nile fever, a relatively unknown viral infection in this part of the region, has been admitted to the Kozhikode medical college hospital.

Infection with West Nile virus is either asymptomatic (no symptoms) in around 80% of infected people, or can lead to West Nile fever or severe West Nile disease.

The most vulnerable to the virus are people age 50 and older and those who have weakened immune systems because of diseases such as diabetes and cancer.

Ann Garvey says this death related to West Nile is tragic, and reminds Iowans to protect themselves and their families from mosquitoes.

"One in five people will develop flu-like symptoms".

Sleep under a mosquito bed net if air conditioned or screened rooms are not available or if you are sleeping outdoors.

Repellants using DEET are among the most effective. Use them according to label instructions. Wearing long-sleeve clothing and socks also helps prevent bites. Information about insect repellents can be found by visiting http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/faq/repellent.html. But one person was infected past year and survived.in 2016, two people contracted the disease with one death.

To reduce the number of mosquitoes in your yard, be sure to remove any standing water from items such as pots, hot tubs, pools, buckets or wheelbarrows. Birds are the natural hosts of West Nile virus.

Dr. Raul Pino, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health, said mosquito-borne illness is a threat to take seriously, especially from now until well into September.

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