West Nile cases, including 1 death, confirmed in MI

West Nile cases, including 1 death, confirmed in MI

Most people who become infected with WNV will not develop any symptoms of illness.

To report suspected cases of human WNV, call the DPH Office of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at 888-295-5156. Infected mosquitoes spread the virus to animals and people by biting them.

Clothing Can Help reduce mosquito bites.

The provincial Animal Health Centre lab confirms two dead ravens found in Kimberley tested positive for the virus.

People over the age of 50 and those with compromised immune systems are more at risk than the general population.

MI has seen outbreaks of West Nile virus every summer since 2002.

"The few cases of West Nile virus diagnosed in the United Kingdom have been due to insect bites overseas and the risk of contracting the infection in this country is low".

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There have been 136 human cases of West Nile virus, including three fatalities, that have been diagnosed in CT residents since 2000.

-Remove: Eliminate opportunities for mosquitoes to breed outside your home in pools of standing water.

The hot and muggy weather is creating optimal breeding conditions for mosquitoes.

Avoid activities outside at dusk and dawn.

More information on the virus and how to protect yourself, and your family, can be found here.

Make sure your doors and windows have tightly fitting screens.

Apply insect repellents that contain the active ingredient DEET, or other EPA approved product to exposed skin or clothing, and always following the manufacturer's directions for use. Choose loose-fitting, light-coloured, full-length trousers and a long-sleeved shirt in areas with many mosquitoes. "Some steps you can take include using Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents, wearing light-colored long-sleeved shirts and trousers when outside and using mosquito netting to protect infants in carriages, strollers and playpens".

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