1 dead, multiple human cases of West Nile virus reported in MI

1 dead, multiple human cases of West Nile virus reported in MI

1 dead, multiple human cases of West Nile virus reported in MI

According to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, the vast majority of people who contract West Nile will never show symptoms, but the disease is still serious for one in every 150 people infected.

Two human cases of WNV-associated illnesses have been identified this year in CT. Heightened concerns over possible transmission to humans from both viruses, will continue into mid-October, until cooler temperatures start to significantly slow down both mosquito and virus activity.

Clothing Can Help reduce mosquito bites.

DPH says a 68-year-old New Castle County man was hospitalized back in July due to illness, and remains hospitalized due to underlying health conditions unrelated to the virus. Those over the age of 50 and anyone with compromised immune systems are most vulnerable.

MI has seen outbreaks of West Nile virus every summer since 2002.

The City of Ottawa also says West Nile Virus has been spotted in local mosquitoes.


So far, no human cases of West Nile Virus have been reported by health officials in Lanark County. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by either draining or getting rid of items that hold water.

Drain standing water from garbage cans and any other items around the house that can become breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

Install or Repair Screens - Some mosquitoes like to come indoors. According KEELPNO's weekly report, released on Thursday, yet more virus infections are expected in the coming period.

"People can avoid insect bites by using insect repellent and wearing tops with long sleeves".

Apply insect repellents that contain the active ingredient DEET, or other EPA approved product to exposed skin or clothing, and always following the manufacturer's directions for use.

"Wearing long sleeves, long trousers, kind of loose fitting clothing".

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