State warns of increase in West Nile virus mosquitoes

State warns of increase in West Nile virus mosquitoes

Mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus in all but a handful of northern-tier and western Pennsylvania counties this year, but so far only one human case of the virus-in an Allegheny County man-has been confirmed in the state. District Medical officer Dr V Jayashree said that the test result of 24-year-old received from Pune-based National Institute of Virology lab said that the case is "primarily confirmed" case of WNV and there is a chance for fault positive case. Blood donors carrying the virus are detected and reported more rapidly than human cases, who first have to show symptoms and then see a doctor.

"The recent wet and increasing hot weather has created the flawless conditions for the Culex mosquito that carries West Nile Virus", Mark E. Wallace, Executive Director of the Weld County Health Department wrote in a release.

He added this appears to be a very active season for West Nile virus.

No human or horse cases have been reported with West Nile virus-associated illnesses in CT this season. Symptoms may include fever, headache, muscle and bone aches, nausea and drowsiness.

The department said the child was experiencing neurological symptoms and was hospitalized.

Limit outdoor activities and take precautions to prevent mosquito bites during these times. "It takes only a small amount of standing water - in a bird bath, in an old auto tire, in overturned lids, in empty pots, anywhere - to provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes".

Matt Helwig, a Biologist with the Department of Environmental Protection says it only takes a small amount of standing water for mosquitos to breed.

Consider the use of CDC- recommended mosquito repellents, containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, IR3535, or 2-undecanone, and apply according to directions, when it is necessary to be outdoors. Do not spray repellent on the skin under your clothing.

DRESS in long sleeves and trousers in areas where mosquitoes are active.

Related Articles

  • United States  considers hiking China tariffs to 25 percent

    United States considers hiking China tariffs to 25 percent

    The Trump administration is proposing raising tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports to 25% from an originally planned 10%. NAFTA did away with most barriers, including tariffs, on trade between the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
    Sam Curran leads England's fightback against India

    Sam Curran leads England's fightback against India

    But Virat Kohli is a cricketer who often gets caught up in the moment, and he did not hold back with his celebrations. Apart from England , Kohli has magnificent away records against Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.

    Trump receives new letter from Kim

    In a solemn ceremony, Vice-President Mike Pence was in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to receive the 55 coffins. Experts say positively identifying the decades-old remains could take anywhere from days to decades.
  • Are Democrats' Tactics to Delay Kavanaugh Nomination Actually Working?

    Are Democrats' Tactics to Delay Kavanaugh Nomination Actually Working?

    Bloomberg via Getty Images Brett Kavanaugh , President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court , on July 17. Senate Democratic leaders have promised to fight Kavanaugh's nomination, which requires Senate confirmation.
    North Korea remains 'likely to be American' - US agency

    North Korea remains 'likely to be American' - US agency

    The authenticity of the remains has been hailed as a gesture of good faith on the part of the North Korean leader. Numerous fallen service members died in North Korea and were buried by their comrades where they fell.
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Reportedly Vacation With the Queen

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Reportedly Vacation With the Queen

    Meghan also frequently wears French designers such as Dior or Givenchy - a sign that she will not only wear British designers. The meeting reportedly yielded three solution options and if nothing works, Queen Elizabeth might get involved too.
  • USA  says Russian Federation  still carrying out 'pervasive' election meddling

    USA says Russian Federation still carrying out 'pervasive' election meddling

    Trump's lawyers and the President himself demonstrates the significant obstacles that still stand in the way of an interview. A Justice Department spokeswoman said the department had no immediate comment on Trump's tweet about ending Mueller's probe.
    Frustration builds as police stay mum on missing Iowa woman

    Frustration builds as police stay mum on missing Iowa woman

    The Kearney, Missouri, police department said on Wednesday that they responded to the possible sighting on July 26. But again he declined to say whether Tibbetts is believed to have returned home safely from a jog that evening.
    Chipotle reopens in Ohio after reports of illnesses

    Chipotle reopens in Ohio after reports of illnesses

    It said it implemented its food-safety-response protocols, which include replacing the food and cleaning the restaurant. Chipotle has been trying to overcome a tarnished reputation tied to multiple food safety incidents at its restaurants.
  • Zimbabwe elections on 'unlevel playing field,' say European Union  observers

    Zimbabwe elections on 'unlevel playing field,' say European Union observers

    The violence which rocked Harare yesterday, left five people dead while several others are battling for life. Mr Mnangagwa said the violence was meant to disrupt the election and blamed the MDC leadership.
    Robert Mugabe's old party wins Zimbabwe election without him

    Robert Mugabe's old party wins Zimbabwe election without him

    Police confirmed the death toll of three, and Mnangagwa issued a statement blaming the opposition for the unrest and fatalities. Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party has won a majority in parliament, according to partial results released Wednesday.
    Photos show NK building new ICBM near Pyongyang

    Photos show NK building new ICBM near Pyongyang

    This intelligence has been backed up by satellite images that appear to show activity at a known uranium-enrichment facility. The U.S., he added , has "to know what they have before talking about caps and arms control".