Trap tests positive for West Nile virus

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"This first case of 2018 is a reminder that each year we have WNV cases in MS and that all Mississippians need to act now to reduce their risk of infection regardless of where they live in the state".

The Delaware General Health District will be fogging for mosquitoes in Trenton and Porter townships today after a mosquito collection trap yielded a positive result for West Nile virus.

West Nile Virus is a potentially serious infection and can cause death.

The other pool with a positive virus test was found in New Canaan.

What Is West Nile Virus?

Limit outdoor activity at dawn and dusk.

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West Nile Virus has been identified in Butte County every year since its arrival in 2004.

-Trimming tall grass, weeds, and vines, as mosquitos use these areas to rest during hot daylight hours, and landscaping to prevent water from pooling in low-lying areas.

Mosquitoes become infected with West Nile virus when they feed on infected birds. About one in five people who are infected develop a fever and other symptoms.

Doors - Make sure doors and windows are in good repair and fit tightly, and fix torn or damaged screens to keep mosquitoes out of the house.

"Weather permitting, the Health District's Residential Services Unit will fog in the area north to Condit Road, south to Hartford Road, west to Centerburg Road, and east to Meredith Road", a DGHD press release states. For more information call the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District at 530-533-6038 or 530-342-7350.

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