First 2018 case of West Nile in Fairfax is reported

West Nile virus mosquitos

Beadle County is one of five counties with mosquito detections, meaning that of the Culex Tarsalis (virus carriers) mosquitoes the city of Huron has collected and sent to Pierre there were some that were positive for West Nile.

After Nipah, West Nile fever has surfaced in Kozhikode, creating scare among people. "It is imperative that Pennsylvania residents take common-sense precautions to protect themselves from mosquitoes", said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell in a news release.

DEP West Nile virus program staff have conducted multiple operations to reduce mosquito habitats from tire piles and other areas.

It's also important for residents to eliminate standing water around their homes, an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes.

"Basically, that means those mosquitoes are out there and this is the time to be the most cautious", said Parks and Recreation Director Ron Klock. Drain any standing water in your yard each week.

If you are planning to be outside enjoying this summer weekend, be aware, mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus have been detected in Kent County.

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Be particularly careful at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.

In 2017, 12 Iowans were diagnosed with West Nile virus and two Iowans died. "The small pool of water that collects in a single upturned bottle cap is an incubator for as many as 300 mosquito eggs", said Helwig. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds, which circulate the virus in their blood for a few days. Passaic and Union counties are the only ones in the state that have yet to receive a positive test in 2018.

If weather permits, wear long sleeves, trousers and socks when outdoors.

The CDC recommends using insect repellent and wearing long-sleeved shirts and trousers to help avoid contact with mosquitoes which could be carrying the virus.

Only about 20 percent of people infected with West Nile will notice symptoms, which include headaches, body aches, joint pains and fatigue. While most make a full recovery, severe cases can lead to meningitis, encephalitis, paralysis and, in the most extreme cases, to death.

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