State reports 1st human West Nile virus case for 2018

State reports 1st human West Nile virus case for 2018

State reports 1st human West Nile virus case for 2018

"We don't have any reported human cases in Bell or Coryell County yet", said Chris Van Deusen, director of media relations at Texas Department of State Health Services. "We know that there are infected mosquitoes and as their number increases, so does the chance that they will spread the disease to someone in our population".

West Baton Rouge Mosquito Control confirmed eight samples tested positive for West Nile Virus in six of the 14 zones across the parish Friday, July 20. LaSalle County Health Department officials reported Wednesday morning that a crow from LaSalle tested positive for West Nile on Tuesday.

A woman has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus in west suburban Aurora.

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He says overnight, three new samples tested positive for West Nile.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 80 percent of the people who become infected don't have symptoms, but some develop flu-like symptoms, which can last for weeks or even months.

West Nile virus activity generally decreases in the fall when cooler temperatures arrive and especially after the first frost of the season, the release stated.

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Still, people can help by making sure there is no standing water around their residences to serve as breeding sites for mosquitoes.

Approved mosquito repellents contain DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus to ensure best protection. Nebraska recorded 68 human cases of the virus and two deaths in 2016.

The Town of Greenwich continues the fight against West Nile Virus by conducting a preemptive larviciding program, which includes the treatment of public and private roadway catch basins, public school ground catch basins and other property owned and operated by the Town as needed.

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Health officials say that most people infected by the virus will show no symptoms.

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