Dallas County reports first death from West Nile Virus this Year

West Nile Virus found in mosquitoes in Perth County traps

West Nile Virus found in mosquitoes in Perth County traps

In Windham County, there are mosquito traps in Brattleboro, Putney, Westminster, Whitingham, Rockingham and Londonderry that are meant to capture the types of mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). To date, Niagara has no human cases of WNV.

This follows detection of the virus in mosquito surveillance pools from Cascade, Hill, and Lewis & Clark counties. About 1 in 5 people who are infected will develop a fever with other symptoms such as a headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash.

- When possible, wear long trousers and long-sleeved shirts while outside.

"Anything ... around your yard that is just a source of standing water that's not moving and isn't chlorinated like your pool is, you want to get rid of that water so you don't encourage mosquito breeding", Rigler said.

"It doesn't take much for several hundred mosquitoes to be born".

Horse owners should be aware of the typical signs of West Nile Virus which include:·.

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Eighty percent of people infected with the virus have no symptoms, while 20 percent report a flu-like state. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds.

Since DEP first began monitoring for the virus in 2000, there have been 33 fatal cases of West Nile virus in Pennsylvania. The virus is life-threatening for the elderly.

Infected samples have been found in the city of Harrisburg, Conewago Township, East Hanover Township, Derry Township, Halifax Township, Lower Paxton Township, Londonderry Township, Lykens borough, Middle Paxton Township, Millersburg borough, Paxtang borough, Susquehanna Township, Swatara Township, Washington Township and West Hanover Township. By the end of 2002, all but one of the state's 88 counties reported positive humans (441 total human cases), mosquitoes, birds or horses. It is spread through the bites of infected mosquitos; horses can not transmit the virus directly to people.

8, North Dakota reported 18 human cases, up 14 cases since July 30.

The best defense against WNV is bite prevention. Consult with a pediatrician or family physician if you have questions about the use of repellent on children, as repellent is not recommended for children younger than 2 months.

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