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What Are West Nile Symptoms? Virus Found in 30 States

What Are West Nile Symptoms? Virus Found in 30 States

"The first case of 2018 is a reminder that each year we have WNV cases in MS and that all Mississippians need to act now to reduce their risk of infection regardless of where they live in the state", he said.

A mosquito pool in Windsor-Essex tested positive for West Nile Virus, the first sign of the virus in Windsor-Essex County this year.

Mosquito populations around Huron have been significantly reduced through citywide spraying, but people are reminded to remain vigilant because Culex tarsalis, the carrier of West Nile virus, is now present in higher numbers.

The Health Unit confirmed a mosquito pool in Windsor has tested positive for the virus.

Dusk/Dawn - Avoid dusk and dawn activities during the summer when mosquitoes are most active. "Residents are urged to do their part to prevent mosquitoes from breeding by inspecting and eliminating all standing water from their properties".




If you're outside, be sure to use a mosquito repellent with the ingredient "Deet" in it.

Most people who get West Nile don't exhibit symptoms of the virus.

-Mosquito-proofing your home by fixing holes in screens, windows, and doors.

The public is encouraged to become part of the state's monitoring effort for West Nile virus by reporting any dead birds that may have been dead for less than 48 hours.

Old tires are a flawless breeding site for mosquitoes and should be discarded.


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