Kalamazoo County resident infected with West Nile

Kalamazoo County resident infected with West Nile

The agency did not disclose any details about the victim in reporting the death Monday.

Some mosquitoes in Orange County have tested positive for West Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis, county officials announced Wednesday.

A death linked to West Nile virus has been reported in the Haldimand-Norfolk region. Those who do become ill usually experience mild symptoms such as fever, headache, muscle ache, rash, and fatigue.

"We urge people to protect themselves against West Nile", said Dr Sarah Moyer, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness. Take extra care to use repellent and protective clothing from dusk to dawn or consider avoiding outdoor activities during these times.

Residents are encouraged to eliminate stagnant water around their homes, which allows mosquitos to breed.

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Landscape to prevent water from pooling in low-lying areas, and trim tall grass, weeds, and vines since mosquitoes use these areas to rest during hot daylight hours.

Keep window screens repaired so that mosquitoes can not enter your home. Suffolk County reported seven human cases in 2017, five human cases in both 2015 and 2016, one in 2014, and four in both 2011 and 2013. Other symptoms in horses range from depression, loss of appetite and fever to severe neurologic signs such as incoordination, weakness, inability to rise, and hypersensitivity to touch or sound. People 50 years of age or older have the greatest risk of complications.

To avoid mosquito bites, it is suggested you wear long-sleeve shirts, trousers and closed-toe shoes.

The number of human cases of West Nile virus varies each year.

Too, anyone spotting a dead bird should report it online or by calling a special toll free hotline: 1-877-WNV-BIRD (968-2473).

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