West Nile found in Oakland County mosquito pools

PA DEP: West Nile Virus pops up in The Valley again |

PA DEP: West Nile Virus pops up in The Valley again |

In addition, the first collection of mosquitoes infected with the virus of the 2018 season was also reported. CT residents are reminded to protect themselves from mosquito bites and mosquito-borne diseases.

Up to 20 percent of the people who become infected have symptoms such as fever, headache, and body aches, nausea, vomiting, and sometimes swollen lymph glands or a skin rash on the chest, stomach and back.

Earlier in June, a batch of mosquitoes tested positive for WNV.

"We see cases of West Nile virus disease in IN every year", said State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box.

Almost 500 human cases of West Nile virus have been reported statewide since 2000.

To report standing water, call the Clark County Mosquito Control District at 360.397.8430.

First - Drain any standing water on your property that may cause mosquitoes and don't over-irrigate.

When practical, wear long-sleeved shirts, long trousers, shoes, socks and hats outside, especially in wooded areas.

As of June 27, the ISDH released a warning to locals in Elkhart and Carroll County (link goes to the ISDH's live monitoring of the virus) that the virus has been detected in mosquitoes in the area. Although Massachusetts health officials have not elevated the risk level since making the finding, the announcement serves as a reminder to the public to practice mosquito safety.

Clark County health officials are urging residents to take steps to help prevent mosquitoes from breeding and avoid mosquito bites. All EPA-registered insect repellants are evaluated for safety and effectiveness, and will contain DEET, picaridin, IR3535, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus or para-menthane-diol as the active ingredient.

Mosquitoes are most active in the early morning and late evening, so use caution during those peak times. For more information on West Nile Virus, visit the Clark County Public Health website.

Maintain window and door screens to keep mosquitoes out of buildings.

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