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Ohio Reports First Human West Nile Virus Case In 2017

Ohio Reports First Human West Nile Virus Case In 2017

In addition to West Nile virus, a single case of California serogroup encephalitis has occurred in Ripley County.

The four recent cases in Bernalillo County include a 65-year-old woman now hospitalized as well as a 57-year-old man, a 60-year-old man, and a 75-year-old man.

As of August 16, mosquitoes in 53 of Indiana's 92 counties have tested positive for West Nile virus and two human cases have been confirmed - one in Hamilton County and one in Lake County.

It is the first positive mosquito pool for the season in Oxford County.

The Mahoning County Board of Health trapped mosquitoes, which were tested by the Ohio Department of Health.

New Mexico had six West Nile cases past year and one death.

The CDC says most people infected do not have symptoms, but about 1 in 5 people who are infected will develop a fever and other symptoms.

Symptoms may include headaches, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea or a rash. People who think they may have West Nile virus should visit their healthcare provider.

Residents should also clean and empty water holding containers like bird baths, wading pools, pet water dishes and children's toys, which could be breeding ground for mosquitoes.

· Be sure door and window screens are tight-fitting and in good fix.

Wear shoes, socks, long trousers, and a long-sleeved shirt when outdoors for long periods of time, or when mosquitoes are more active.

Officials with the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District this week reported a spike in West Nile virus activity, saying they found 49 infected mosquito samples in the region they serve in the last week alone, the Los Angeles Daily news reported. Clothing should be light colored and made of tightly woven materials that keep mosquitoes away from the skin.

Use EPA-registered mosquito repellent and follow the label directions.

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