West Nile Virus found in London trap

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But the two people in Johnson County have "neuroinvasive" infections, which cause brain swelling and sometimes death. Four regions of the state remain under a high-risk warning West Nile.

Health officials said the confirmed case of West Nile virus is a reminder for all residents to use protection against mosquito bites throughout the summer and into the fall. About one in 150 infected people will become severely ill.

There are no vaccines or medications to treat West Nile, the KDHE said.

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

The best way to prevent getting West Nile is to wear long sleeves and trousers and use insect repellant, especially at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active.

The elderly or those with a weakened immune system should consider limiting their exposure outside during dusk and dawn, when the Culex species mosquitoes are most active.

Get rid of mosquito breeding sites by emptying standing water from flower pots, buckets and barrels. Keep children's wading pools empty and on their sides when they aren't being used.

Greg Lakin, KDHE's chief medical officer, said in a statement Tuesday afternoon that most cases of West Nile are not serious. Although there have been no cases reported to the KDHE in 2018, there have been more than 600 cases of the most severe form of WNV and 30 deaths in Kansas from 1999-2017.

The West Nile virus is making its presence felt in the London area for the first time this season.

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