West Nile Virus Hits Northern Kentucky, 3 Infected

Modesto Morganelli
Settembre 14, 2018

The Northern Kentucky Health Department said the cases have been confirmed of three human cases since July.

A recent collection of adult mosquitos across five cities in Jefferson County tested positive for the West Nile virus. "As long as mosquitoes continue to be active, we need to take precautions to protect ourselves from the virus", says Dr. Charles Gardner, Medical Officer of Health for the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit.

The health unit says its investigation has not be able to verify where the person contracted the disease since there had been some travel to areas outside the province where mosquitoes were present.

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"Late summer and early fall is the time when the risk of acquiring West Nile virus from a bite actually increases".

The virus is not transmitted person-to-person, but can be transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito.

The most serious cases of West Nile virus infection can lead to encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain, which can be fatal.

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