Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

West Nile Virus - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

West Nile Virus - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This system alerts Mosquito Control to the presence of diseases such as West Nile Virus, St. Louis Encephalitis, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, and Highlands J Virus.

This confirmed case has resulted in a fatality, according to a news release from the Meigs County Health Department.

The new cases are in Hinds, Rankin, and Sunflower counties.

In Frisco's first two human cases, the residents were diagnosed with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease.

Richland County is reminding residents and business owners to protect themselves from mosquitoes, as health officials report an increase in the number of the pests infected with West Nile this year.

Four sentinel chickens have tested positive for West Nile virus near Solvang.

Most people who are infected do not get sick from WNV.

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West Nile is a virus most commonly spread to people by mosquito bites.

According to the U.S. Centers for Decease Control and Prevention (CDC), most people infected with WNV do not have symptoms.

Some people experience mild symptoms such as fever, headache and body aches, which subside after a few days to weeks.

· Wear light-colored clothing, which is less attractive to mosquitoes.

Residents are also urged to be diligent in ridding their properties of standing water to prevent mosquitoes from breeding.

Ensure that door and window screens are tight-fitting and in good fix.

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