First human case this year of West Nile Virus identified in Milwaukee

Mosquitoes across Jefferson County test positive for West Nile virus

Mosquitoes across Jefferson County test positive for West Nile virus

West Nile virus is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. Symptoms of WNV include: fever, rash, headache and joint pain. They can include muscle weakness, stiff neck, disorientation, tremors, convulsions, paralysis and coma. Residents who experience symptoms are advised to visit their healthcare providers. Those at greatest risk of severe illness are people over the age of 50 and individuals with weakened immune systems or chronic diseases.

"We continue to encourage horse owners be vigilant in vaccinating their animals against these diseases spread by mosquitoes", New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher said. "Neighboring states have reported cases in humans, including one in ME and four in MA". The three horses are unrelated and from different parts of the county and represent a recent spike in confirmed cases in Wyoming.

As of September 4, 2018, a total of 45 states and the District of Columbia have reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds, or mosquitoes in 2018. Key prevention tips include using insect repellent and wearing long-sleeved shirts and long trousers.

"There is no discernible trend", said Dr. Tomarken.

According to DHHS, Thursday's declaration comes after 16 mosquito batches tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in New Hampshire since the beginning of July: nine in Manchester, three in Nashua, and one each in Salem, Keene, North Hampton and Rye.

To report mosquito problems or stagnant pools of water, call the Department of Public Works' Vector Control Division at 631-852-4270.

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