Kathimerini: West Nile virus death toll rises to 22


Nebraska is second only to North Dakota in the reports of overall human West Nile virus cases and first in the number of severe cases. State health officials urge residents and visitors to New Hampshire to protect themselves and their family members by using an effective mosquito repellant that contains 30 percent DEET, wearing long sleeves and trousers at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active, and removing standing water from around homes to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds.

The agency reported investigating 73 cases of the West Nile virus so far in 2018.

"We continue to encourage horse owners be vigilant in vaccinating their animals against these diseases spread by mosquitoes", New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher said.

Individuals who have medical questions related to West Nile virus may call the Department of Health Services: 631-854-0333.

West Nile virus is typically transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito.

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"People should use insect repellent whenever they go outside because mosquitoes can bite during the day and night depending on location and type".

Try to stay indoors when mosquitoes are most active (dusk to dawn).

Drain standing water around your home.

The majority of people infected with the disease are asymptomatic, but possible symptoms are fever, headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting or rashes on various parts of the body.

As of September 4, 2018, a total of 45 states and the District of Columbia have reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds, or mosquitoes in 2018.