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Human case of West Nile Virus reported in Cascade County

11 August 2018, 05:39 | Rodolfo Wallace

West Nile Virus found in Perth County mosquitoes

The West Nile virus can cause symptoms similar to those of the flu but in extreme cases it can result in tremors fever comas and a lethal swelling of the brain tissue known as encephalitis

Health experts say that they expect the incidence rate to only keep increasing as the scorching heat drags on, and are encouraging the public to protect themselves.

Additionally, on August 6, the Mississippi State Department of Health confirmed six additional cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state's 2018 total to 13 so far.

They also recommended keeping your skin covered. The health department suggests using DEET and other repellents, wearing long sleeves and trousers and avoiding being outside between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.

The west nile virus is "out of control" right now in Butte County, this is according to the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District.

Positive samples for West Nile have been found in Clark County for several years. "These mosquitoes are most abundant in urban and suburban areas with dense human populations".

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The DPH said they were the first two human cases of the CT season.

Since 1999, when the virus was first detected in CT, cases have cropped up ever year.

"Since last week, we have registered 17 new cases", of the mosquito-borne disease, the Greek centre for disease control and prevention (Keelpno) said.

DPH officials said that many people do not develop symptoms of West Nile Virus, but 1 and 150 people develop serious illness. Symptoms of these diseases might include headache, rash, high fever, stiff neck, mental confusion, muscle weakness, tremors, convulsions, coma, and paralysis.

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