West Nile virus is an arthropod-borne virus (arbovirus) spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes. The following year, the first human cases and deaths were reported.
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"We always recommend wearing long sleeves and long trousers".
Drain any water that collects around your home.
Stay inside when mosquitoes are active.
Dallas is not alone in reporting West Nile virus cases.
Similar to other arboviruses, previous infection with West Nile Virus can provide long-term immunity to the virus, however, the level of protection may wane over time.
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"Mosquitoes are weak flyers and won't travel far from where they are born". The patient was a resident of the 75229 zip code of Dallas and was diagnosed with West Nile neuroinvasive disease.
- Use insect repellent that contains DEET, picaridin, IR 3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus or permethrin and apply to clothing when outdoors.
Earlier this month, DNREC's Mosquito Control Section found Delaware's first EEE-positive sentinel chicken for 2018 in a station in Sussex County.
The North Dakota Department of Health has seen a rise in reported West Nile virus cases in the past week and is reminding people to continue taking precautions against mosquito bites that can cause WNV infection. More than 46,068 West Nile virus (WNV) cases and 2,018 deaths have been reported through 2016.
"When the virus is transmitted to humans through mosquito bites, most people don't get sick, but some get symptoms like fever, joint pain, vomiting and diarrhea", states a release issued by the Department of Health.
"There is no direct treatment for the virus in horses, but vaccination is highly effective in preventing disease".
"If you develop a fever or other symptoms after being bitten by a mosquito, you should contact your health care provider", SC State epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell said.