Friday, 17 August, 2018

Mosquitoes in Perth County Test Positive For WNV

Officials say two pools of mosquitoes have tested positive for the virus West Nile virus found in Ada County Officials say two pools of mosquitoes have tested posi
Steve Townsend | 10 August, 2018, 01:10

Residents are reminded to protect themselves against mosquito bites to avoid West Nile virus.

According to an announcement from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's office, the rates of mosquitoes carrying West Nile have been much higher this year.

The West Nile virus has been found in mosquitoes in Peoria County, the Peoria City/County Health Department reported Tuesday.

Health unit staff recommend the usual precautions against mosquito bites as the best defence against contracting the virus. The department stressed that West Nile is a preventable disease and that wearing insect repellant outdoors is a must.

Officials say they expect to continue to see increased West Nile activity throughout the state.

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It was hard for us to make beer anywhere less than $2 per short can in costs alone", he said in an open letter to the government. Barley Days Brewery General Manager Kyle Baldwin says they hope to be offering a case of 24 beers for $24 soon.


Symptoms of West Nile virus include fever, confusion, muscles weakness and severe headache.

"Controlling an epidemic of WNV infection is a community effort that calls upon residents to take preventative measures to reduce exposure", Ganesh Shivaramaiyer, DCHHS' interim director, said.

Make sure you wear long sleeved clothing and bug spray with DEET and be extra cautious around dusk and dawn.

At this point previous year, DCHHS had reported six West Nile infections.

Last year, 26 people contracted the virus and two died in Dallas County. He's a Dallas native and a graduate of the University of North Texas.

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