Covering up with light-coloured clothes, long sleeves and trousers when outdoors or while in areas where mosquito activity is high. The new cases were in Bolivar, Hinds, Humphreys, Lincoln, Madison (3), Noxubee, Rankin (3), and Wilkinson counties.
She was the second confirmed human case of West Nile in Idaho this year, but the first in Ada County. "They may not be in greater abundance, but definitely at this time is when we start to see the positive traps and unfortunately this is when we start to get into some of the human cases".
The City of Poteau has an active mosquito spraying program underway this summer. "The more time someone is outdoors, the more time the person is at risk of being bitten by an infected mosquito; that is why we encourage everyone to take all precautions against mosquito bites". They bite aggressively and cause lots of itchy bites, but are not typically involved with transmission of diseases.
In addition, Mosquito Bits are highly effective as a "shock treatment" where immediate larval control is needed due to an extremely dense population of mosquito larvae. For additional information on the West Nile virus, visit sccmo.org/1038/West-Nile-Virus.
The findings are especially troubling for the south of the province, including Toronto, Hamilton, Halton Region, Peel Region, Windsor-Essex County, and York Region, where the majority of West Nile cases have occurred in the past. As is protocol, Vector Control District technicians set up mosquito traps within a 1-mile radius of any dead, West Nile virus-positive bird.
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West Nile Virus was originally identified in 1937 from the blood of a woman living in the West Nile district of Uganda. The best protection is to avoid being bitten.
DRESS APPROPRIATELY-Wear long-sleeved shirts, long trousers, and socks.
That includes wearing long sleeves and trousers at dawn and dusk, applying DEET-fortified mosquito repellent, securing window screens and dumping even minuscule amounts of standing water, which mosquitoes use for breeding, according to Vector Control.
Install or fix screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes outside.