Medicine

10 cases of West Nile confirmed in Douglas County

10 cases of West Nile confirmed in Douglas County

The alert is because of two confirmed human cases in Bay County.

As of Wednesday, the state Department of Health reported it has identified 38 North Dakotans this summer with West Nile virus and no fatalities.

Health officials say a majority of the cases are reported between August and September.

Monitoring for West Nile virus in IL includes laboratory tests for mosquito batches, dead crows, blue jays, robins and other perching birds, as well as testing humans with West Nile virus-like symptoms.

- The Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District reported Friday some mosquitoes, dead birds and chickens in the area have recently tested positive for West Nile virus. It cannot be transmitted person to person.




Symptoms of West Nile Virus typically begin between three to 15 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito.

And it's also a good idea to clean clogged gutters and check and fix screen doors.

Apply an insect repellant with DEET, IR3535, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus to exposed skin and clothing. Eliminate, or refresh each week, all sources of standing water where mosquitoes can breed, including water in bird baths, ponds, flowerpots, wading pools, old tires, and any other containers.

Landscape to prevent water from pooling in low-lying areas, and trim tall grass, weeds, and vines since mosquitoes use these areas to rest during hot daylight hours.


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