West Nile virus found in York County

The 44-year-old man is from Clermont County, east of Cincinnati.

In 2016, there were 23 reported human cases of West Nile Virus in Boulder County, including two fatalities.

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. "The City's program aims to reduce the mosquito population to lessen the potential impact of the West Nile Virus in St. Charles". Most people who are infected with WNV have no symptoms at all or have a mild illness such as fever, headache, muscle weakness, and body aches. The mosquitoes that carry the virus are typically out from dusk to dawn. The horse wasn't vaccinated against West Nile Virus. In 2015, all but 7 states and Puerto Rico reported human cases of West Nile, and there were 2,175 cases across the United States.

Residents should eliminate all sources of standing water on their property and drain empty flower pots, buckets, barrels, old vehicle tires, rain gutters and pet bowls. In rare cases, a person can be become ill through a blood transfusion.

Lee Foster with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife places a mosquito lure inside a trap. Mosquitoes can transmit West Nile virus to sage grouse with deadly consequences
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Utah public health officials are reminding all residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites whenever they spend time outside.

Drain standing water in your yard and neighborhood: Mosquitoes can develop in any water stagnant for more than three days. When outside, wear shoes and socks, long trousers and a long-sleeved shirt, and apply insect repellent that includes DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus.

Residents should ensure that their doors and windows have tight-fitting screens to keep mosquitoes out.

Defend yourself by using insect repellent that contains DEET, Picaridin, or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus when outdoors.

  • Delores Daniels