68 hospitalized with West Nile fever; teenager in critical condition

68 hospitalized with West Nile fever; teenager in critical condition

Dead birds had West Nile - BC News

Utah has seen its first death of the season from West Nile virus, the Salt Lake County Health Department reported in a statement Wednesday.

There is no evidence that people can get the virus from a horse that has the disease. However, you should not use bare hands to handle wild birds.

"The majority of people infected with West Nile virus do not develop symptoms but those that do will experience a mild, flu like illness and rash lasting up to six days". This is more likely to occur in those over 50 years of age and those with medical conditions or weakened immune systems, according to public health officials.

Earlier this week, tests confirmed that mosquitoes carrying the virus were found in coastal areas, including the Menashe Regional Council, Alona Regional Council, Pardes Hannah, Binyamina and Caesarea.

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The Saginaw County Mosquito Abatement Commission said the mosquito-borne virus found in crows and blue jays has doubled since the beginning of August.

How can I protect myself?

Prevent mosquito breeding around your home and remove standing water; change water in bird baths twice a week; unclog rain gutters; install a pump in ornamental ponds or stock them with fish. Anything that can hold water can be a mosquito breeding area. Make sure doors and windows have tight-fitting screens. Check the product label for instructions on proper use. "Some steps you can take include using Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents, wearing light-colored long-sleeved shirts and trousers when outside and using mosquito netting to protect infants in carriages, strollers and playpens".

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