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West Nile Found in Holt County

West Nile Found in Holt County

The Tennessee Department of Health has now confirmed 19 human cases of West Nile Virus infection and 11 cases of La Crosse Virus infection in the state so far in 2017. The hot and wet conditions this year mean it's a particularly bad mosquito season.

The health unit says the risk of West Nile continues until the area experiences temperatures below freezing.

As of September 2 there have been 37 reported human cases in Ontario, according to Public Health Ontario.

Most West Nile cases are asymptomatic, around 80 per cent of people won't develop any symptoms of the virus but about 25 per cent of people will get a fever, head and body ache, nausea, vomiting, and rashes on the back, chest, and stomach.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit says it has received two separate reports of death attributed to the virus within the last week.

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While the mosquitoes collected on August 28 are known to live in deep woodland habitats, citizens can also reduce breeding grounds for other types of mosquitoes by tipping any outside items that may collect water, including empty flower pots, spare tires and folded tarps.

To reduce mosquito breeding sites, people should eliminate standing water in receptacles such as buckets, flower pots, children's pools, and bird baths, and check that gutters are clean and draining properly.

Use insect repellents that contain DEET, Icaridin or other approved ingredients on clothing as well as exposed skins.

These are the first deaths from West Nile virus in Windsor and Essex County since 2012.


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