Second Person In Clark County Diagnosed West Nile Virus


25, 2017, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health documented 38 human cases of West Nile Virus and the Long Beach Department of Public Health confirmed reports of three cases of the disease in humans.

You can protect yourself from mosquito bites by applying a mosquito repellant that contains 30% DEET, wearing long sleeves and trousers at dawn and dusk and removing standing water from around your home.

According to the CDC, most humans and animals affected by West Nile contract the virus after being bitten by an infected mosquito.

West Nile symptoms include fever, body aches, rash, nausea, vomiting and headache. Individuals who think they may have a West Nile Virus-related illness should visit their healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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Install or fix screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes outside.

Above / Be aware of West Nile virus over Labor Day Weekend and every day in the great outdoors.

DPH continues to work with local health departments and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to control and aid in West Nile virus surveillance and mosquito control.

Apply insect repellents that contain the active ingredient DEET or other EPA-approved product to exposed skin or clothing.

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Wear light-colored, long-sleeved shirts and long trousers when outdoors. People with milder illnesses typically recover on their own, although symptoms may last for several weeks.

There are no vaccines to prevent West Nile and no medications specifically to treat it.

To protect your horse against West Nile virus, consult your veterinarian to ensure the current West Nile virus vaccination status of your horse.

"That's not abnormal, but we found it a lot earlier in the season than usual", Farned said, adding that the first batch of mosquitoes that tested positive for the virus were found in San Dimas in May. "I think the important message is if you've been bitten by a mosquito bite and experience some of the more severe symptoms you need to seek appropriate and timely medical care".

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This news comes just three days after two new cases were reported.