Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile | Regional

West Nile Virus found in mosquitoes in Perth County traps

Protecting yourself from mosquito bites is more important that ever.

This follows detection of the virus in mosquito surveillance pools from Cascade, Hill, and Lewis & Clark counties.

Infections may result in fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, a rash, muscle weakness or swollen lymph nodes.

Six human cases of West Nile have been reported so far this year in Louisiana.

-Properly dispose of items around your property that hold water, such as tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots, or discarded tires.

Dusk/Dawn - Avoid dusk and dawn activities during the summer when mosquitoes are most active. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends insect repellents that contain DEET, Picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus or para-menthane-diol, or 2-undecanone.

∫ Wear loose, light-colored clothing while outside.

Eliminate all sources of standing water on your property, including flowerpots, gutters, buckets, pool covers, birdbaths, old auto tires, rain gutters and pet bowls.

For more information, call the health department at 740-695-1202 or visit www.belmontcountyhealth.com.

For their part, SC DHEC says the only reported case of West Nile in South Carolina this year has been in the Pee Dee region after a person became sick with the virus.

Most people are infected in OH by the northern house mosquito, Culex pipiens. In addition to human cases, one horse, 10 birds and 34 mosquito pools have also tested positive for WNV.

West Nile is spread through mosquitoes that have fed on infected birds.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has issued an advisory through the Health Advisory Network to alert medical professionals about the risk of West Nile virus.

Two new cases were reported in Hinds County. West Nile virus is now established in OH where cases occur each year and seasonal epidemics can flare up under certain conditions in the summer and continue into the fall.

Eighty percent of people infected with the virus have no symptoms, while 20 percent report a flu-like state. The severe symptoms may last several weeks, and neurologic effects may be permanent. Less than 1 percent of people who are infected will develop a serious neurologic illness such as encephalitis or meningitis (inflammation of the brain or surrounding tissues).

West Nile virus infection can only be diagnosed by a health care provider.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sony celebrates 500 million PlayStations sold with a sweet PS4 Pro
Aug 10, 2018 - 09:59
The first is primarily a sizzle reel of all the great games that helped the PlayStation brand surpass half a billion sales. Sony is celebrating the milestone by releasing a rather lovely, blue PS4 Pro Limited Edition .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Thibaut Courtois To Join Real Madrid After Chelsea Agrees Transfer
Aug 10, 2018 - 08:59
Speaking following his mega £71m move from Athletic Bilbao , Kepa said: "I always like to have the best players in my team". Now I'll say to him: "Let's go and win a Champions League together". "I'm just going to be myself and try to give my best".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Castlevania' is coming to 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'
Aug 10, 2018 - 08:46
There are actually only two *brand* new pugilists, plus three extra "Echo" fighters - altered clones of existing characters. You can choose to turn on a chargeable Smash Ball meter that will unleash weaker final smashes upon filling.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Prince Harry Kept Thanking Meghan Wedding Makeup Artist
Aug 10, 2018 - 07:59
Weekend reports suggested advisers to Prince Harry are finally attempting to re-establish contact with Thomas Markle . The unidentified source added: "She's amazed by what's happened but is taking what he says with a grain of salt".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Moment man is pulled alive from rubble in quake-hit Lombok
Aug 10, 2018 - 07:22
Oxfam said more than 20,000 people were in temporary shelters and thousands more were camping out in the open. Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency said it expects the death count to rise.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google Pixel 3 XL Unboxed: Here’s the Key Specs
Aug 10, 2018 - 04:31
The display - no size listed - has a resolution of 1440×2960 (shakes fist at notch) with a pixel density of 494pixels per inch. That sounds a lot like the Snapdragon 845, which again would be consistent with rumors about the processor for the Pixel 3.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top China bans Winnie the Poo because... China
Aug 08, 2018 - 17:30
Also starring in the comedy are Outlander's Sam Heughan, Justin Theroux, Gillian Anderson, Hasan Minhai, and Ivanna Sakhno. Mission: Impossible Fallout stays on top for the second week in a row! It opens in China on August 31.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Brooklyn Family Attacked With Acetone And Brooms By Nail Salon Workers
Aug 08, 2018 - 13:24
Similar comments appeared on a live-stream of the protests taking place outside the salon. "Where is ICE check for INS status!" The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office says the investigation is ongoing, and charges will be evaluated accordingly.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Backed candidates in Ohio, Kansas locked in tight races
Aug 08, 2018 - 10:56
John Kasich , a leading voice in the GOP's shrinking anti-Trump wing, once represented the district in Congress. O'Connor had said he wouldn't vote for Pelosi as leader, but Republicans tried to link the two anyway.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Unlike Trump, first lady has kind words for LeBron James
Aug 07, 2018 - 12:41
On Saturday night, the president took to Twitter to bash James following a Monday night interview James did with CNN's Don Lemon . However, Jordan also expressed support for James. "He's kind of used sport to divide us, and that's something I can't relate to".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top John Kasich: Suburban GOP Women 'Turned Off' by Trump's Chaos
Aug 07, 2018 - 12:27
Troy Balderson is vying for an open House seat in central OH against Democrat Danny O'Connor, a county official. John Kasich warned Sunday the red state's special election Tuesday to replace retiring GOP Rep.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 44 people shot, 5 fatally, in Chicago on Sunday
Aug 07, 2018 - 12:22
Altogether, between Saturday and Sunday morning, 37 people were shot, three of them fatally, according to the Chicago Tribune . The crowd had gathered after attending a funeral reception, said Fred Waller , Chicago police chief of patrol.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Manchester United turn down Barcelona offer for Paul Pogba
Aug 07, 2018 - 10:54
This is given the limited time available to sign a replacement for the French midfielder, according to Goal. Jamie Redknapp believes Jose Mourinho should have made Paul Pogba the new Manchester United captain.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Arsenal close in on double signing as Unai Emery continues squad overhaul
Aug 07, 2018 - 10:17
Uruguayan broadcaster Tenfield claim Torreira will undergo a medical and sign a five-year deal with Arsenal this week. It's fair to say Arsenal fans will be happy if Torreira proves to be half the player Kante has been in England .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Conor McGregor to Fight in UFC 229 on October 6
Aug 07, 2018 - 07:26
McGregor was arrested, but was sentenced last month to perform five days of community service, avoiding jail time in a plea deal. A out between these two rivals has been on the cards since UFC 223, when McGregor attacked a bus which contained Nurmagomedov.