Sudbury Health Unit confirms West Nile virus in adult

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is reporting West Nile virus positive mosquitoes in all four counties where mosquito surveillance is performed including Sedgwick, Shawnee, Reno and Johnson counties.

To reduce the chances of a mosquito bite that can transmit WNV, New Mexico residents should use an Environmental Protection Agency-approved insect repellent every time they go outside and follow the instructions on the label.

The CHD recommends anyone spending time outdoors over the holiday weekend to take extra precaution against mosquitoes by applying repellent, wearing long sleeves and trousers at dawn and dusk and removing standing water, which is where mosquitoes breed.


Two batches of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

The most effective way officials suggest to protect against West Nile virus infection and all mosquito-borne diseases, including Zika, is to prevent mosquito bites.

People ages 50 and older are more susceptible to severe West Nile virus disease symptoms. Mosquitoes get the virus by feeding on infected birds.


Doors - Make sure doors and windows are in good repair and fit tightly, and fix torn or damaged screens to keep mosquitoes out of the house.

In 2017, West Nile virus activity appears to be widespread statewide in MI.

Last month, the Greater L.A. County Vector Control District noted in a marked increase in West Nile virus activity in the San Fernando Valley.


Use insect repellents when you go outdoors. The CDC recommends products with the active ingredients of DEET, Picaridin or IR3535. Wear long sleeves and trousers at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active. In more severe cases, patients often need to be hospitalized to receive supportive treatment, such as intravenous fluids, pain medication and nursing care. Also, one horse has tested positive for Eastern Equine encephalitis virus in Wexford County. Owners are advised to vaccinate their horses annually.


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