West Nile infected mosquitoes found in Louisville

West Nile virus mosquitos

West Nile virus mosquitos

The first reported human case coincides with a large increase in West Nile-infected mosquitoes across the county, which has occurred earlier this summer compared with previous years, officials said.

The city of Sugar Land has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus at a mosquito trap located in the 6000 block of Walkers Park South in the New Territory subdivision. "We advise everyone to take the appropriate precautions no matter what ZIP Code you live in".

Spread by mosquittos through infected birds, the symptoms of WNV infection included fever, headache, vomiting and rash. The initial body fluid sample taken from the 24-year-old woman and sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune has been confirmed as that of the West Nile viral infection.

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.

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Less than 1 percent of infected people develop the sometimes fatal neuro-invasive illness. "By eliminating places for mosquitoes to lay eggs, using insect repellent and other protective measures, and targeted use of pesticides, we can all make sure Pennsylvanians are protected". Use them according to label instructions.

There were a total of 25 reported human cases in 2017, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare's website. It's also a good idea to wear long sleeves or trousers when outside. Don't apply repellents containing permethrin directly to skin.

West Nile Virus symptoms can appear 3 to 14 days after an infection.

Use of commonly sold insect repellants, like those using DEET, Picaridin, or other EPA-registered repellants, can also cut down on mosquito bites, and possible exposure to the virus. One hundred thirty four human cases of WNV, including three fatalities, have been diagnosed in CT residents since 2000. The rain and flooding often leave standing pools of water, creating ideal mosquito breeding grounds.

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