West Nile Virus Still a Threat in New Bedford

Two Dougherty Co. residents diagnosed with West Nile Virus

Two Dougherty Co. residents diagnosed with West Nile Virus

Health officials say most people are infected with the virus any time between June and September.

The Regional Municipality of York received laboratory confirmation that an individual from The City of Vaughan has tested positive for West Nile virus, marking York Region's first human case of 2018.

To date, 12 mosquito traps in York Region have tested positive for the virus this year. Although the cases have been reported throughout Serbia, most incidents have been registered in Belgrade (141).

WNV is spread from the bite of an infected mosquito.

MS has among the highest numbers of serious West Nile infections nationwide. Around 20 percent of people infected will experience symptoms such as fever, headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting and sometimes swollen lymph glands or skin rash, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Those over 60 years of age and with ongoing serious medical problems are more likely to get sick, he added.

California's West Nile virus website - http://westnile.ca.gov - includes the latest information on West Nile Virus activity in the state.

As summer winds down, Clemens said the species of mosquitoes that cause concern start to move into their winter stage cycle to go into hibernation. To protect horses, owners in the region are advised to ask their veterinarian about the West Nile Virus vaccine.

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