First mosquitoes carrying West Nile arrive in Winnipeg

Two West Nile virus cases confirmed in Greece | Kathimerini

KEELPNO said the patients are from western Attica, but noted that the virus' circulation areas in the current season can not be safely predicted, as WNV's epidemiology is determined by many factors.

DEP's program says they capture and sample mosquitoes statewide and there have been two positive West Nile Virus tests in Montour County, one was in Danville, the other in Mahoning Township. The reservoir (where the virus normally lives and multiples) is wild birds.

"No vaccine or specific antiviral treatments for West Nile virus infection are available", the CDC website states.

To get a free Mosquito Dunk, you must be 18 years or older, have proof of residence in the City of Suffolk, show proper picture identification and sign the information sheet at the pick-up location.

Three residents were diagnosed and hospitalized due to West Nile infections previous year. About 80 percent of people who are infected will not show any symptoms. If contracted, symptoms include mild flu-like symptoms, progresses into disorientation, seizures, coma, encephalitis (an inflammation of the brain) and in the most severe cases, individuals die.

Symptoms of West Nile include fever, headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea or rash.

Transmission of West Nile virus can be avoided by preventing mosquito bites, the only know route of transmission. Most people have very mild disease.

Last year, 30 towns in 6 counties had mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile.

Limiting outdoor activity at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active, or wearing long sleeves and trousers, socks and shoes.

The truck-mounted control efforts will target "immature mosquitoes in the water using a naturally occurring bacterium to kill mosquito larvae before they emerge into biting adults". Apply insect repellent containing DEET to exposed skin and clothing.

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