Published: Сб, Июля 28, 2018
Health Care | By Oscar Goodwin

West Nile shows up in St

West Nile shows up in St

In comparison, the department reported seven West Nile virus cases at this time past year.

According to the Will County Health Department, a 38 year-old woman was diagnosed after being treated at Aurora's Rush Copley Hospital. Most people infected with the West Nile Virus do not have any signs or symptoms, but if symptoms develop, people are encouraged to seek medical attention.

Danville's health officer, Eric Bach, reported Tuesday that mosquitoes collected in Danville have tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the Vermont Department of Health. Diseases transmitted by mosquitoes in OH most often occur from May through October.

Tom Safranek said there will likely be more virus cases this year. For additional information on the West Nile virus, visit sccmo.org/WestNileVirus.

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Serious illness associated with virus is rare, but can include central nervous system disorders including encephalitis and/or meningitis.

Use EPA-registered repellents according to label instructions. "We are encouraging Ohioans to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites, including by eliminating potential breeding sites around their homes, in order to prevent mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile virus". "We are also detecting the virus in human-biting mosquitoes comparatively early in the season, which substantially increases the risk of infection".

If someone is experiencing those symptoms, including headache and fever, they should contact their doctor.

He says health officials expect there to be nearly 150 human cases of West Nile Virus in South Dakota this year. Fourteen counties are expected to have at least one human case during the week. Additionally, they should remove or treat areas where water settles for several days, and keep gutters and yards free of debris where mosquitoes may collect.

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