Published: Thu, August 16, 2018
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West Nile-positive mosquitos put Warren County at risk

West Nile-positive mosquitos put Warren County at risk

"Algoma Public Health is monitoring mosquito populations and types", says Nicole Lindahl, a Public Health Inspector. They pose a real danger, Gruener said, because they not only carry the West Nile virus but are fond of feeding on humans. This mosquito can then pass the virus to people and animals by biting them. "Although the risk of becoming infected with WNv is low, protecting yourself against mosquito bites can help reduce the risk even further".

"If you have an old bird bath, a wheel barrel, a bucket that's sitting out, tip it over and get rid of standing water".

West Nile virus was detected in mosquitoes collected from an area around the 94087, 95050 and 950512 zip codes in parts of Santa Clara and Sunnyvale, the Santa Clara County Vector Control District announced Monday.

For more information on West Nile Virus, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website at: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/wn-no/index-eng.php or call the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit at 519-355-1071.


Mosquitos taken from a trap in Sault Ste.

Both the Zika and West Nile Viruses have made their ways into the state of Alabama. So it is important to ensure that there are no areas or items that can collect or pool standing water in your garden or lawn. The health unit states most people infected with the virus have no symptoms at all, or they have flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, body aches and fatigue.

Experts say best way to avoid West Nile is to avoid being bitten: Wear loose-fitting, light colored, trousers and long sleeves; be outside at dusk and at dawn as little as possible, since that's when mosquitoes are most active; use an approved mosquito repellent; and eliminate breeding sites around your home, including anything in which water can pool. While most people recover well, Gruener said about 1 percent develop neurological issues.

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