Officials say mosquito tests positive for West Nile virus

Officials say mosquito tests positive for West Nile virus

Officials say mosquito tests positive for West Nile virus

It is the state's first death and first confirmed case of West Nile virus in 2018.

The peak infection of West Nile in Maryland happened between 2003 and 2012, with 73 cases reported statewide.

Mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile in Kentucky and Missouri, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but county-level data isn't available for those states.

You can reduce your risk of becoming infected by West Nile virus by avoiding areas with a lot of mosquitoes, wearing long trousers and long sleeves, and using insect repellent. No human or horse cases have been reported in CT this season.

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About one in 150 people who get infected will have a severe illness, which could include neck stiffness, disorientation, a coma, tremors, convulsions, numbness or paralysis, the CDC says.

The risk of acquiring WNV infection depends on various factors including time of year, number and location of infected Culex species of mosquitoes, and the number of days with sufficient heat.

West Nile can be fatal, although it is rare.

Avoid areas where mosquitoes are prevalent. People older than 60 and people with compromised immune systems have the greatest risk of developing severe complications. Routine spraying of insecticide will also continue throughout the state.

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Prevent mosquitoes from breeding by removing stagnant water from items around your property, such as tin cans, plastic containers, flower pots, discarded tires, roof gutters, and downspouts. Many people may not realize they have been infected. Wear long sleeves, long trousers, and tuck clothing in.

Make sure window and door screens are in good fix to prevent mosquito entry. Follow the directions on the package, paying special attention to recommendations for use on children.

The pesticide being used is Zenivex, and it is not harmful to humans or pets, the health department said. Dunks can be picked up at the Health Department during normal business hours, Monday - Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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