More Worcester mosquitoes test positive for West Nile, spraying set

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District Medical officer Dr V Jayashree said that the test result of 24-year-old received from Pune-based National Institute of Virology lab said that the case is "primarily confirmed" case of WNV and there is a chance for fault positive case. Up to 80 percent of people infected with West Nile virus will have no symptoms and will recover on their own.

Mosquitoes of the genus Culex, the type that transmits West Nile, were collected in a trap on East Baldwin Street July 26, according to a post on the Hackettstown Police Department Facebook page.

To reduce the number of mosquitoes in your yard, be sure to remove any standing water from items such as pots, hot tubs, pools, buckets or wheelbarrows.

Limit outdoor activities and take precautions to prevent mosquito bites during these times.


Use insect repellents when you go outdoors.

There were 68 cases of West Nile Virus in Colorado in 2017. Dump or drain standing water.

The first case of West Nile virus infection in Virginia this year has been reported in Fairfax County, coming on the heels of a confirmed case in Maryland. Common breeding sites include old tires, flowerpots and clogged rain gutters.

"It doesn't take much for several hundred mosquitoes to be born. The small pool of water that collects in a single upturned bottle cap is an incubator for as many as 300 mosquito eggs", said Helwig. Spray clothing with insect repellent since mosquitoes may bite through clothing.


DEP and county partners throughout the state will also conduct routine, localized spraying events to control infected adult populations of mosquitoes.

"We urge those who are recreating outdoors to take common sense steps to prevent bug bites, including the use of mosquito repellents, along with wearing long trousers and long-sleeved shirts".

Fairfax County health officials said they've seen a "large increase" in mosquitoes carrying the virus.

West Nile, which is spread by the infected mosquitoes, doesn't cause symptoms in most people, but those who do become sick may contract a fever or experience a more severe infection in their brain or spinal cord.


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