Published: Mon, August 05, 2019
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Two deaths from West Nile virus reported in Greece

Two deaths from West Nile virus reported in Greece

AURORA, Sevier County-Central Utah public health officials are alerting the public because mosquitoes trapped near Aurora in Sevier County have tested positive for the West Nile virus. The Health District advises that people try to prevent mosquito bites and to rid the areas around their homes of standing water where insects can breed.

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This year in Europe, 33 human West Nile virus (WNV) infections have been recorded, with the bulk of the cases seen in Greece.

The West Nile virus has been detected in CT every summer for the past 30 years.

West Nile activity has ramped up in Sacramento County since the district reported finding evidence of the virus in early July.

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According to Kennedy, following these suggestions will make Albertans less visible to the pests - and, she said, "if mosquitoes can't find you, they can't bite you".

Consider the use of mosquito repellent, according to directions, when it is necessary to be outdoors. Clothing should be light-colored and made of tightly woven materials that keep mosquitoes away from the skin.

Nine of the 11 patients were diagnosed with the more serious but less common neuroinvasive form of the sickness, which can cause meningitis and encephalitis, the Health District said.

Severe symptoms can include high fever, headache, neck stiffness, disorientation, coma, vision loss and paralysis. This is the first documented West Nile virus activity in LaSalle County this year. I really got the feeling he had more experience with West Nile, and had more to say. "But it's hard to say whether that's because people are taking appropriate precautions from being bitten by mosquitoes, or if there's just less virus circulating in the mosquito population this year".

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