Windham County horse tests positive for West Nile

Modesto Morganelli
Settembre 13, 2018

A pool of mosquitoes collected late last month in the 40509 Lexington zip code that includes the busy Hamburg stores tested positive for West Nile Virus, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department announced Wednesday.

Grant Brueggemann of Southeast District Health Department said two contractors have been placing mosquito traps in Richardson, Otoe, Nemaha and Pawnee counties since June and these are the first two traps to capture mosquitoes carrying the virus. West Nile virus, which is spread by mosquitoes, has been found in all areas of Vermont.

While most people infected with the virus show no symptoms, some may have high fever, severe headache, tiredness and/or a stiff neck that can last several days to several weeks. Peak mosquito activity occurs during dawn and dusk. Using insect repellent during peak activity times and wearing long sleeves, long trousers and socks outdoors, when weather permits, is also suggested.

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