Mosquito pond in Jamaica Plain tests positive for West Nile virus

Modesto Morganelli
Luglio 9, 2018

There have been no reports of people contracting the virus this year in Lake County. An effective repellent will contain DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus. "If you have to be outside, wear long-sleeved shirts, long trousers, shoes and socks as weather permits", said Huang.

Be Aware of Peak Mosquito Hours - The hours from dusk to dawn are peak biting times for many mosquitoes.

For standing water that can not be drained, use microbial larvicides commonly called "dunks" that kill mosquito larvae before they emerge as adults. The tests come about a month after officials announced the state's first mosquitoes to test positive for the virus were found in two Cook County suburbs. "We are also spraying all street, county rights of way among other mosquito breeding areas", Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack said.

Sandy Bubke, Monona County Environmental Health Manager, will be out conducting mosquito surveillance from May through July as part of a grant received from the Iowa Department of Public Health.

The CDC trap and gravid trap will be used to test for West Nile virus.

Mosquito pools that tested positive for WNV were collected from the Fairmont Park, Lafayette Shores, Norfolk Industrial Park and Edgewater areas.

Montgomery County has seen a spike in West Nile virus activity this season.

There have been no recorded human cases of mosquito-borne illnesses in the city this year, but the Boston Public Health Commission is asking residents to mosquito-proof their homes to prevent possible bites and transmission of the virus.

Visible symptoms can install between 5 to 15 day from the mosquitoes bite. Common symptoms include fever, nausea, headache and muscle ache. People over the age of 50 are at the greatest risk of serious illness, such as encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord).

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