Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
Medical | By Johnnie Horton

Four people die from mosquito-borne West Nile virus in Romania

Four people die from mosquito-borne West Nile virus in Romania

The Office of the State Veterinarianannounced Delaware's third case of West Nile Virus (WNV) found in horses this year.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit advises you to continue to protect you and your family against mosquito bites.

There are no human cases of WNV detected this season in New Hampshire, but some birds have tested positive, and ME and MA have reported human cases.

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According to health officials, symptoms of WNV usually appear within a week after a person is bitten by an infected mosquito, although many people can be infected and not develop any symptoms, or only develop very mild symptoms.

The infection is transmitted by mosquitoes, with symptoms including fever, headaches, tiredness, an aching body, nausea and vomiting, as well as skin rashes and swollen lymph glands. Remember mosquitoes can bite during the day and night. Symptoms of the more serious West Nile encephalitis include inflammation of the brain, disorientation, convulsions and paralysis. Those at greatest risk of severe illness are people over the age of 50 and individuals with weakened immune systems or chronic diseases. Recommendations include wearing mosquito repellent ...dress in long-sleeved shirts, trousers and socks when outside and limit outdoor activity during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. Additionally, West Nile virus season in Nebraska has also contributed to four deaths, a high nationwide. Water in birdbaths and pet dishes should be changed at least every three days.

Make sure that your doors and windows have tight-fitting screens to keep mosquitoes out.

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