First case of West Nile Virus reported in Cleveland County

  • First case of West Nile Virus reported in Cleveland County

First case of West Nile Virus reported in Cleveland County

Still, the hot months of July and August are ideal for mosquitoes and for West Nile virus.

Although the risk of West Nile Virus is low, the virus has been detected in one pool of traps set during the first week of July in Weld County.

Mosquito samples collected in three Rhode Island communities have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), the Rhode Island Departments of Health and Environmental Management announced Friday.

Lake County had one human case in 2016.

The province will continue to provide information on the risk of West Nile virus throughout the summer.

Vector control staff will look in the area around where the bird was found for places where mosquitoes can breed.

Symptoms in humans range from fever and flu-like illness to serious illness of the central nervous system in less than 1 percent of cases. "However, it is important for residents to take the necessary precautions". There are now no orders for adult mosquito control in the province. "We are comparing our storm water drainage maps with the Board of Health maps, to ensure every storm drain is treated with a larvicide which is safe for humans, but interrupts the life cycle of mosquitoes".

Remove or cover areas where standing water can collect. If you are unsure if your horse is properly vaccinated you should consult with your veterinarian. Need help finding a repellent to meet your needs?

Use insect repellent with Deet or other effective ingredients. All reports are crucial.