Human case of West Nile virus confirmed in Ottawa County

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It was the first Ashland County bird found with West Nile since the Health Department began watching for the mosquito-transmitted virus May 1.

"This is the most active year for West Nile virus in at least a decade", Health Director Dr.

Common symptoms include fever, nausea, headache and muscle ache.

Ground spraying will begin Tuesday night in three areas of unincorporated southeast and southwest Tarrant County because recent mosquito samples tested positive for West Nile virus, officials with Tarrant County Public Health announced Friday.

As the Labor Day weekend holiday approaches, KCHD wants people to know that it is vital to continue to protect themselves from the bite of a mosquito.

However, four out of five people infected with West Nile virus will not show any symptoms. West Nile can develop into a severe illness that can affect the central nervous system.

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Prevent mosquitoes from breeding by removing stagnant water from items around your property, such as tin cans, plastic containers, flower pots, discarded tires, roof gutters, and downspouts.

Rain barrels should have tight seals to keep water in and egg-laying mosquitos out.

Apply an insect repellant with DEET, IR3535, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus to exposed skin and clothing.

Within the last week, the total number of mosquito pools that tested positive for WNV in Suffolk County have almost doubled to 15.

Since the reported cases, the Harrison County Mosquito Control Center has increased their efforts to help decrease the amount of mosquitoes and larvae in the area. No further files on her condition was accessible, officers said.Up to now this one year, Sixty one swimming pools or batches of mosquitoes and two birds have examined sure for West Nile virus, primarily based fully totally on the properly being department.