Boise woman with West Nile is recovering, officials say

Posted August 24, 2017

According to Ken Klemme, biologist and manager of the Northern Salinas Valley Mosquito Abatement District, the virus was detected in an American crow found in the San Benancio area near the Monterey-Salinas Highway.

The virus is not transmitted person to person or directly between animals or between animals and humans.

Additionally, the MSDH reports 12 new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing the state total to 36 this year. The State Health officials trying to aware the residents across IN to make sure with all best precautions against the mosquito bite. They bite aggressively and cause lots of itchy bites, but are not typically involved with transmission of diseases. Standing water is a place where mosquito populations can fester into the thousands.

As of Friday, the tally of West Nile virus-positive dead birds had reached five: an American crow in each of Los Altos, Cupertino, Santa Clara and San Jose, and a sparrow in San Martin. They tend to increase in mid to late summer when temperatures climb and the weather is drier.

According to a Logan City press release, the Bear River Health Department recommends Cache Valley residents apply DEET mosquito repellent and wear long sleeves and trousers from dusk till dawn.

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In rare cases, West Nile can lead to serious ailments like meningitis or encephalitis.

Using insect repellent when outdoors; a repellent with DEET or lcaridin offers the most effective protection.

West Nile Virus was originally identified in 1937 from the blood of a woman living in the West Nile district of Uganda.

In most instances, people infected with West Nile virus either show no symptoms or relatively mild symptoms. "Since there is no specific treatment for the virus, the best approach is to avoid exposure to mosquito bites".

When weather permits, wear long sleeves, long trousers and socks when outdoors. Make sure your doors and windows have tight fitting screens that keep mosquitoes out.

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