West Nile Virus found in mosquitoes in Perth County traps

Officials say two pools of mosquitoes have tested positive for the virus

West Nile virus found in Ada County Officials say two pools of mosquitoes have tested posi

Residents are reminded to protect themselves against mosquito bites to avoid West Nile virus.

The first West Nile virus-related death of the year in Dallas County has been reported, the county health department confirmed to WFAA on Tuesday.

A county resident was released from a local medical facility after being admitted for West Nile virus-like symptoms.

The health district said mosquito testing, which began in June is expected to continue through the late fall.

There is new evidence of West Nile virus in Perth County.

Only one in 150 people infected by the virus will experience symptoms, and only 20% will become seriously ill.

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They say two pools of mosquitoes tested positive for the virus. It's now been detected in Ada County.

The Health Unit is urging the public to take steps to prevent mosquito bites.

Dusk and dawn are when mosquitoes are most active.

Use effective insect repellent such as DEET or Picaridin.

For more information on West Nile Virus, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website at: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/wn-no/index-eng.php or call the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit at 519.355.1071. He's a Dallas native and a graduate of the University of North Texas.

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