Monday, 10 December, 2018

First West Nile death of 2018 in Dallas County reported, officials confirm

West Nile Virus found in mosquitoes in Perth County traps First West Nile death of 2018 in Dallas County reported, officials confirm
Johnnie Parks | 09 August, 2018, 02:16

The Indiana State Department of Health says that the human case was confirmed Monday in Vanderburgh County and 168 mosquito samples in 27 Indiana counties have tested positive for the virus.

In the third week of July, 28 mosquito samples tested positive for West Nile - 12 more cases than the average 16 typically reported at that time for the past 12 years, according to the governor's office.

DCHHS said there is now no vaccine or specific treatment for West Nile virus. In North America, that means that mosquito season - extending from the late spring through the fall - is West Nile season.

There is new evidence of West Nile virus in Perth County. Approximately 20 percent who become infected will develop a fever with other symptoms such as headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash. In a small number of cases, especially among those with pre-existing medical risk factors, West Nile can be life threatening.

Scott Sawlis of Dallas County Health and Human Services demonstrates a mosquito trap.

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

Limit outdoor activities during dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active.

Use effective insect repellent such as DEET or Picaridin.

At this point past year, DCHHS had reported six West Nile infections.

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