West Nile Mosquito Pool in Drumbo

West Nile Virus found in mosquitoes in Perth County traps

Another mosquito trap has tested positive for West Nile in Oxford County.

The first West Nile virus death of 2018 has been reported by the Dallas County Health and Human Services.

Since the start of the summer season, 55 cases of the mosquito-borne virus have been reported in Greece by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO).

The health district said mosquito testing, which began in June is expected to continue through the late fall.

"Even though serious West Nile virus cases in humans are rare, it is important to minimize our exposure", said Khan.

People older than 50 are at higher risk for severe illness from West Nile virus. The most common symptoms of the virus are fever, headaches or physical weakness.

Symptoms usually develop between two and 15 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito.

"The elderly and those with certain chronic medical problems, including problems with their immune systems, are more susceptible".

Wear clothing made of tightly woven fabric that covers the entire body.

Use effective insect repellent such as DEET or Picaridin.

Mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk.

- Residents should also take the time to eliminate mosquito breeding sites by removing any standing water from their property.

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