Wednesday, 22 November, 2017

County reports sixth human case of West Nile

Danny Duncan 64 in Indiana has been in a coma for 19 days after contracting West Nile virus Danny Duncan 64 in Indiana has been in a coma for 19 days after contracting West Nile virus
Carol Daniels | 01 September, 2017, 02:09

The State informed the City that two live mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus, but there are no reported human cases of West Nile virus within the city limits.

A horse in Oneida county has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

While most people sickened by West Nile virus do not develop any symptoms, health officials say about 20 percent suffer mild illness with fever and about 1 in 150 people become severely ill. However, some become sick three to 15 days after exposure. Their illness onsets range from August 6-11, and all have been hospitalized with neurologic disease, according to a press release from MDHHS.

Catch basins were treated in this area to stop emergence of mosquito species that can carry West Nile virus, and additional surveillance traps have been set up to gauge population density and determine if additional virus can be isolated.

Less than one per cent of those infected with West Nile virus will experience serious symptoms, which may include: high fever, severe headache, muscle weakness, stiff neck or confusion. "We urge everyone to take simple steps to eliminate mosquito breeding sources around their homes to protect themselves, their families, and communities".

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Apply insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR 3535 according to label instructions to keep mosquitoes from biting you. Clothing should be light colored and made of tightly woven materials that keep mosquitoes away from the skin.

WNV is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito.

- Wear long-sleeved shirts, long trousers and socks when outdoors, especially at dawn and dusk to reduce the amount of exposed skin, as weather permits. Fix or replace screens that have tears or holes to prevent mosquitoes from entering the home.

Place screens on windows, doors, porches, and patios.

DRAIN - Remove or drain all standing water around your property where mosquitoes lay eggs (birdbaths, ponds, old tires, buckets, clogged gutters or puddles from leaky sprinklers).

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