West Nile Found in Holt County

Mosquito-Borne Viruses Confirmed in Tennessee

Mosquito-Borne Viruses Confirmed in Tennessee

The county announced Friday that a pool of mosquitoes collected recently tested positive for West Nile Virus.

A human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) was reported to Grey Bruce Health Unit last week.

Most West Nile cases are asymptomatic, around 80 per cent of people won't develop any symptoms of the virus but about 25 per cent of people will get a fever, head and body ache, nausea, vomiting, and rashes on the back, chest, and stomach.

Horton says there are four reported cases of West Nile in humans in Kentucky - two in Fayette and Jefferson Counties and the other two in Hopkins County.

The State Laboratory had notified the county on September 8 that the virus was found in the pool of mosquitoes, and out of an abundance of caution, Brunswick County released the information to residents the same day.

8, Weber MAD posted on its Facebook page that West Nile had been detected at Ogden Bay Wildlife Refuge at 7500 West in Hooper; near 4000 South and 5500 West in Hooper; near 1400 South and 4300 West in West Weber; and near 4000 North and 3175 West in Plain City/Farr West.

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit advises residents to eliminate any standing water around their property and to take "personal protective measures" to avoid getting bitten.

If using repellant with DEET, make sure to follow label instructions, and keep DEET out of the eyes, mouth and nose. Long-sleeved shirts and long trousers provide extra protection.

Limit the time you spend outdoors at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active.

To obtain information about mosquito control and surveillance efforts in Ventura County please visit the Division's website.

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