Published: Thu, August 17, 2017
World News | By Carolyn Briggs

Insecticide to be sprayed in Rock Hill after confirmed West Nile case

Insecticide to be sprayed in Rock Hill after confirmed West Nile case

A mosquito trap in Tillsonburg has tested positive for West Nile virus during routine surveillance activities by Oxford County Public Health. He said the virus was found in mosquitoes in the area. There are no medications to treat or vaccines to prevent West Nile virus infection.

Mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus have now been found in 12 CT communities, from the southwestern corner of the state to towns in north central and far eastern portions of CT, officials said Wednesday.

The CDC says the chances of dying after contracting the West Nile Virus are fairly low-in fact, 8 in 10 people infected with West Nile virus show no symptoms. However, if you have flu-like symptoms and have been bitten by a mosquito in the last 15 days, it is important to get tested.

29 OH counties (including Cuyahoga) have reported West Nile activity, which is mostly spread through mosquitoes. The department confirmed that mosquitoes are carrying the virus in the area where the person tested positive.

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People are advised to avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are most active, especially between dusk and dawn.

Make sure screens in windows and doors are tight-fitting to keep mosquitoes out.

In the aforementioned areas haven't been reported serious cases of WNV infections but authorities still recommend people to stay indoors and use protection products when heading outside. "We encourage residents to drain standing water surrounding their homes, wear clothing that limits skin exposure, and utilize EPA-approved repellant when outdoors".

West Nile virusseason typically occurs from June through September, and although the month of August is waning, state health departments around the country continue to report new human cases of the virus as well as associated deaths.

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