Crow Tests Positive For West Nile Virus In Sarnia

Disease-carrying mosquitoes on the rise overall numbers down

Disease-carrying mosquitoes on the rise overall numbers down Regina 980 CJME Adriana Christians

Both of the residents live in Johnson County, KS., according to the state. Four regions of the state remain under a high-risk warning West Nile.

Mosquitoes with West Nile virus have been found this year in: Bethany, Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, Franklin, Greenwich, Madison, New Canaan, New Haven, Stamford, Stratford, Waterbury Waterford, West Haven and Weston.

According to City research, "80 percent of people (about 4 out of 5) who are infected with West Nile virus will not show any symptoms at all". Roughly one out of 150 people develop the more severe version of the disease, neuroinvasive disease, which includes swelling of the brain tissue, and, in some cases, death.

It is common practice to screen blood donations for West Nile before distribution. KDHE officials said those who are concerned about symptoms should talk to their doctors.

Mosquitoes captured in Hartford's Keney Park have tested positive for West Nile virus, city officials said.

"If you spend lots of time out doors at a high risk time, from dusk to dawn. and do not use mosquito repellent and don't use other protective measures, if you have fever, if you have headache, a stiff neck. you may want to visit your doctor as soon as possible", said Chhetri. Follow the directions on the package. "So does receiving an organ transplant", according to the CDC, which also noted the risk can be lessened by wearing long sleeves and trousers, using insect repellent and keeping screens on windows and doors.

Be sure to keep roof gutters clear of debris and keep grass cut short and shrubbery well-trimmed around your home to eliminate mosquito hiding places.

Draining standing water, where mosquitoes breed, is also recommended. Fill tree holes with sand and seal with mortar and remove tree stumps that may hold water. Keep children's wading pools empty and on their sides when they aren't being used. The mosquitoes become infected with WNV when they bite an infected bird.

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