West Nile Virus Hits Northern Kentucky, 3 Infected

That word from Public Health Solutions Health District which covers five southeast Nebraska counties…Gage Saline Jefferson Thayer and Fillmore

That word from Public Health Solutions Health District which covers five southeast Nebraska counties…Gage Saline Jefferson Thayer and Fillmore

The West Nile virus has killed 22 people in Greece so far this year, with 202 reported cases, according to the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) on Thursday. State health officials urge residents and visitors to New Hampshire to protect themselves and their family members by using an effective mosquito repellant that contains 30 percent DEET, wearing long sleeves and trousers at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active, and removing standing water from around homes to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds.

The most serious cases of West Nile can be deadly.

Wear light-coloured clothing, covering arms and legs in areas where mosquitoes are present.

Most WNV human cases in Wisconsin occur during the months of August and September. Symptoms can include flu-like illness including fever, muscle aches, headaches, and fatigue. Remember mosquitoes can bite during the day and night.

The virus is spread through the bite of a mosquito that had been feeding on an infected bird.

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The elderly are more at risk of getting sick because their immune system is often weaker.

Dress in long-sleeved shirts, trousers and socks when you're outside. "West Nile virus activity will continue until the state's first hard frost, regardless of the date on the calendar".

Even though the same mosquitos that infect our horses with the virus can also infect humans "there is no risk that a human can contract West Nile Virus from their horse" Kohr was quick to point out.

Make sure that your doors and windows have tight-fitting screens to keep mosquitoes out.

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