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West Nile virus found in mosquitoes in Lake County

09 July 2018, 06:57 | Silvia Roy

West Nile virus found in mosquitoes in Lake County

West Nile virus found in mosquitoes in Lake County

If you have a swimming pool or spa that is not in use, drain the water off the cover or treat this standing water with Mosquito Dunks®. Those rains were responsible for dropping as much as 33 inches of rain in isolated areas, which caused extensive flooding that closed roads and displaced residents in multiple communities, especially in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. But understanding the mosquito is required to develop effective strategies to control them.

For more information about protecting your family against mosquitoes, call the Oswego County Health Department at 315-349-3547 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. In short, people with weak immune systems should be more aware of the virus effects. No human cases have been reported this season.

Farmers, ranchers, along with agricultural operations statewide, are also at risk from mosquito problems. Less than 1 percent of people who are infected become more seriously sick with symptoms like high fever, disorientation, tremors, and even paralysis.

In 2017, only 18 horse and mules had contracted the disease, but in 2016 that number peaked at 138 animals; 380 nationwide.

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On Friday, the Oklahoma City-County Health Department confirmed that one human case of West Nile Virus has been found in Oklahoma County. The commission says larvicide has been placed in wetlands and catch basins and aerosol spraying is taking place to reduce the mosquito population. "We need to educate the homeowner and our communities".

- Dispose of old tires.

DSHA Commissioner Dr. John Hellerstedt agrees. The program also monitors reports of dead birds (an early sign of the presence of the virus) and investigates areas of stagnant water for the presence of mosquito larvae, specifically from the Culex mosquito, which is the primary carrier of West Nile in IL.

New Bedford is taking precaution against diseases spread by mosquitoes. When using insecticides, always follow label instructions.

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Install or Repair Screens - Some mosquitoes like to come indoors.

Limit outdoor activities during peak mosquito times.

To protect yourself against mosquitoes, health officials recommend using insect repellent, repairing torn window screens, wearing long sleeves and trousers, and draining standing water, which mosquitoes use to breed.

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