Nile Virus Concerns In Saskatchewan, According To The Local health Authority


A high risk warning has been issued by the Health and Environment Department of Kansas for the West Nile virus infections (WNV) for various parts of the states.

Another human case of West Nile is reported in Mississippi. About 1 in 150 people infected with West Nile will develop the more severe form of disease.

The only human case of the virus in Allegheny County in 2017 was an elderly Pittsburgh woman who was hospitalized for West Nile symptoms.

When you are outdoors, use insect repellent containing an EPA-registered active ingredient on skin and clothing, including DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535.

This is the first pool of mosquitoes to test positive this year in Kankakee County. MDH routinely tracks and responds to mosquito-borne infections, including Zika virus, and no other locally acquired arboviral infections have been identified this year. Aedes aegypti is not found in CT but a related species, Aedes albopictus, has been identified in the southwestern area of the state and it is also considered capable of transmission of the Zika virus. Symptoms can last for several days to a week after being bitten by an infected mosquito.

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On the other hand, some people, especially young children, older adults, and people with impaired immune systems, might develop encephalitis and meningitis. However most people make a full recovery.

Wear long sleeved shirt, socks, shoes, long trousers when you head outside for long periods or the time when the mosquitoes remain most active. Always follow the package directions when using repellents.

Fix holes in screens and attach properly to windows.

The pesticide being used is Zenivex, and it is not harmful to humans or pets, the health department said. "Residents are encouraged to remain vigilant in removing standing water on their property to eliminate mosquito breeding areas". If it rains, the spraying will be done during the same hours Friday.