Groups of Mosquitoes & Chickens Infected with West Nile Virus in Butte County

For the second time this summer West Nile Virus has made an appearance in Lambton County

For the second time this summer West Nile Virus has made an appearance in Lambton County

So far, 6 humans have already tested positive for the virus in Louisiana this year while no West Nile infected cases have been reported in Orleans Parish and Jefferson.

The patient's zip code was 75229, which is in Northwest Dallas just south of 635.

As of July 24, 2018, a total of 36 states have reported 39 West Nile virus cases in people to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

WNV is primarily transmitted to humans by the common house mosquito, while the Asian tiger mosquito can also carry the disease. Symptoms include: fever, headache and muscle aches.

There was one human case of West Nile virus in Oxford County in 2017.

In the meantime, topical insecticides and eliminating standing water may help decrease your horse's exposure to mosquitoes.

West Nile virus is an arthropod-borne virus (arbovirus) spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes.

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In recent weeks, Austin Public Health has seen an increase in mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile Virus in the Austin area.

∫ Wear loose, light-colored clothing while outside.

Use insect repellent when outdoors; a repellent with DEET or Icaridin offers the most effective protection.

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∫ Limit outside activity during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. Most people recover, but a few infections lead to serious illness and death. They are monitoring and treating standing water in public areas as part of a pest management program.

The West Nile virus program includes larviciding at catch basins.

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