Publicado: Sáb, Julio 14, 2018
Salud | Por Gertrudes Rodriquez

West Nile found in Chatham County; How about Beaufort County?

West Nile found in Chatham County; How about Beaufort County?

The other pool with a positive virus test was found in New Canaan.

With the summertime bringing about a higher number of mosquitoes in the province, Alberta Health Services wants to remind Albertans to take precautions necessary to protect themselves against West Nile virus infection.

Just a few weeks into the official summer season and mosquitos, people and animals across 30 states have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Use a mosquito repellent with an EPA-registered ingredient such as DEET while your outside.

They can also wear light-coloured clothing, eliminating standing water, and ensuring screens for doors and windows are secure.

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In 2002, the state Department of Health said there were more than 4,100 human cases of the virus in the country, including 284 deaths.

Avoid areas where mosquitoes are prevalent.

The virus is carried by infected mosquitoes and can be transmitted to animals, birds and humans.

Some people who contract West Nile develop neurological syndrome, which can be deadly.

Mosquito-Proof Your Home - Install or fix screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes outside. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all residents of areas where virus activity has been identified are at risk of getting West Nile encephalitis.

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