Monday, 19 November, 2018


Dallas resident is county's first West Nile death of 2018

Last year 26 people contracted the virus and two died in Dallas County Dallas resident is county's first West Nile death of 2018
Patty Aguilar | 09 August, 2018, 02:17

Also, one positive mosquito pool with 11 mosquitos tested positive for WNV in a pool located in West Brant.

DCHHS said there is now no vaccine or specific treatment for West Nile virus. The department stressed that West Nile is a preventable disease and that wearing insect repellant outdoors is a must.

West Nile Virus has made its second appearance in Lambton County this summer, says Lambton Public Health.

The Health Unit is urging the public to take steps to prevent mosquito bites.

Lyttle added people are most at risk of contracting West Nile virus during the months of July and August.

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.

West Nile-infected mosquitoes have been found in 19 towns this year, including Bethany, Bridgeport, Darien, East Haven, Easton, Franklin, Greenwich, Hartford, Madison, Manchester, Meriden, New Canaan, New Haven, Stamford, Stratford, Waterbury, Waterford, West Haven and Weston, according to health officials.

Take extra protection measures at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.

Cover up with light-colored clothes, long sleeves and trousers when outdoors or while in areas where mosquito activity is high.

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