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Weber County mosquitos test positive for West Nile bug

Weber County mosquitos test positive for West Nile bug”

On its website, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health provides further guidelines for those seeking information on preventative measures.

Bad news, everyone: looks like West Nile Virus has, once again, been detected in Orange County.

"Mosquito bites aren't just annoying, they may make you sick", Davis said. "West Nile virus is endemic in California and in Orange County, and presents a risk to public health every year".

Health officials recommend that people protect themselves from West Nile by applying bug repellent, clearing their yards of standing water that attracts insects and wearing long sleeves and trousers at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active.

DUSK and DAWN-This is when mosquitoes are most active.

While most people don't show signs of illness, others experience fever, head and body aches or other flu-like symptoms.

Obviously, wearing mosquito repellent is high on the list of things to do to lessen the chances of getting infected (repellent should contain containing DEET, Picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus, states Vector Control). In fact, a climate report released by the US government late last year stated that West Nile Virus cases are expected to double over the next 30 years.

In addition to West Nile Virus, the Health Department has been trapping mosquitoes to monitor for other mosquito-borne diseases, such as, but not limited to, Chikungunya, Zika, and La Crosse Encephalitis. During the same time, eighty-two cases were reported across Tennessee. More than three-quarters of reported cases have had severe disease and approximately 7% of patients with severe WNV have died from complications.

Public Health collaborates with local vector control agencies to target areas for mosquito control activities as well as educate people about how to protect themselves. Reduction of mosquito breeding sources and protection from mosquito bites are the best ways to prevent WNV infection.

First reported in the U.S.in 1999, West Nile is a virus that's typically spread by infected mosquitoes. Here are a few simple tips to live a mosquito-free summer. "Reducing the risk of mosquito-borne disease infection is a shared responsibility for everyone who lives, works, and recreates in LA County".

- reporting neglected (green) swimming pools to the vector control district.



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