gpolit.com
gpolit.com November 17, 2017


More West Nile Found In Pittsfield; Spraying Scheduled

09 September 2017, 02:51 | Darrell Baldwin

Aedes triseriatusImage CDC

Aedes triseriatus Image  CDC

The Brown County Health Department is urging people to take precautions when mosquitoes might be out, after confirming the first human case of West Nile Virus in the county this year.

Public Health manager Bob Hart says it's a trend that mirrors patterns being seen in health units across Ontario.

A person has tested positive for West Nile virus in the Grey Bruce area.

If you're anxious about West Nile Virus, you might want to take extra precautions to prevent mosquito bites.

Visit the DCPH West Nile virus website at dentoncounty.com/WNV for additional information including frequently asked questions, the latest news, and facts about WNV.

West Nile virus was identified in two local mosquito batches starting July 18. "County mosquito control officials regularly monitor the mosquito species to identify West Nile activity and direct mosquito spraying operations to reduce the risk to the human and horse populations".

About one in five people who become infected develop a fever with other symptoms such as headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash.

Approximately 80 per cent of those infected with WNV do not show any symptoms.

Eastern equine encephalitis causes inflammation of the brain tissue and has a significantly higher risk of death in horses than West Nile Virus infection, according to the agriculture officials. "Using insect repellent, covering bare skin and avoiding being outdoors during the hours of dusk and dawn are effective ways to help keep you from being bitten by mosquitoes".



Other News

Trending Now

The Present State Of Shaders In Destiny 2 Is Unacceptable
If you're new to the world of Destiny and didn't play the original game, you might be wondering what a Sparrow is. That said , it seems like it could have been an easy controversy for Bungie to avoid altogether.

Why You'll Probably Give in and Buy the iPhone 8
It is predicted that Apple .Inc would unveil iPhone 8 at an event set to be held on Tuesday, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. Aging handsets are creating pent-up demand, with almost 1 in 4 iPhone users using an iPhone that is 3 years or older.

Windows 10 Redstone 3 Build 16273 — Hands On
So all in one, there will be a plenty of small builds of Windows 10 S OS available for different types of testers. Instead, you can use your laptop's rear camera to take a picture and project the 3D object into the scene.

Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor: Las Vegas bout misses gate-receipt record
One of those guys will likely need to score a ridiculously, impressive win, in order to jump past Diaz in the queue. John Kavanagh wrote for the42.ie and gave his opinion on who his most successful fighter should face next.

15-year-old girl escapes captors, seeks help from farmer
As she took shelter in the man's truck Jasmine informed him that a auto passing by was one of the men who kidnapped her. Officials said she swam across Thompson Lake . 'She's an awesome woman with a lot of strength. "Thank you all so much".

Fed vicepresident Stanley Fischer tenders resignation
As Yellen's current term expires in February next year, Trump has also begun the search for the next Fed Chair. The U.S. central bank is slowly raising interest rates as the economy grows and unemployment falls.

North Korea crisis: United States in shock missile move TOMORROW as war looms
Yesterday the South's military launched a volley of ballistic missiles simulating an attack on the North's nuclear test site. Hours earlier, the South's Defense Minister Song Young-moo had phone talks with his American counterpart James Mattis.

Vehicle crashes into NY laundromat
Six people were hospitalized after a 74-year-old driver plowed into a Staten Island laundromat over the weekend. Zoraida Michelle, another victim of the accident, was inside the laundromat with her father and daughter.

Raghuram Rajan willing to come back if it makes big difference
When asked that despite the RBI's caution the government moved ahead with the demonetisation , Rajan said that the Centre does not need the RBI's permission.

Congress claims to have defused situation in Bihar unit
However, Congress spokesman Premchandra Mishra said JD (U)'s efforts to engineer a split in the party have turned futile. As of now, continuance of alliance with RJD would weaken the morale of party workers in the state.