First case of West Nile found in DeKalb County

14 July, 2018, 01:01 | Author: Denise Dawson
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With temperatures warming and mosquitos coming out of hiding, Alberta Health Services is once again reminding the public about the threat of West Nile Virus - something that just won't go away. Mosquitoes may bite through thin clothing, so spraying clothes with repellent containing permethrin or another EPA-registered repellent will give extra protection.

Atlantic County is the latest county in New Jersey to report positive samples of the potentially deadly West Nile virus.

Although there were no reported cases in Elgin-St.

So far in 2018, no human cases of West Nile Virus have been identified in Windsor-Essex County. West Nile Virus is active throughout the State of California.

Serious cases of West Nile virus are rare, but can cause swelling of the brain, loss of vision, paralysis and even brain damage. It's been reported in other countries for more than 50 years.

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Mosquitoes become infected with West Nile virus when they feed on infected birds.

What Are the Symptoms of West Nile?

Some people who contract West Nile develop neurological syndrome, which can be deadly.

Symptoms include fever, headache, skin rash, and swollen lymph nodes. All age groups are susceptible, but the elderly and those with weakened immune systems are more likely to experience severe forms of the disease.

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