Irvington man contracts West Nile virus

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"The Manchester Health Department continues to identify mosquitoes which have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV)", Soucy said in a statement.

The State of Connecticut Mosquito Management Program is a collaborative effort involving the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Agriculture, and the University of Connecticut Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science.

Officials say the man was hospitalized but is now recovering at home.

West Nile Virus can be prevented.

On Tuesday, the Department of Public Health raised the risk level from low to moderate in MA, marking just the second time since West Nile was first detected in the state that public officials have raised the risk level statewide. It asked people to avoid mosquito bites using repellents, wearing long trousers and long sleeves and getting rid of standing water.

A CodeRed message will be sent out to residents within a one-mile radius of where the infected bird was located alerting them to plans for spraying and directing them to the Emergency Management Division website for more information. "These new human cases illustrate why we informed people about the increased risk for human infections earlier this week". In rare cases, more severe illness can occur. DEET, Picaridin, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus (also called p-menthane-3,8-diol or PMD) and IR3535 are recommended. They typically feed during the night time and their bites are hard to notice.

The district also recommends people wear long-sleeve shirts, trousers and mosquito repellent. Keep mosquitoes outside by having tightly-fitting screens on all of your windows and doors. Mosquitoes are grouped (pooled) for testing according to species, collection site, and date.

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