Mead resident hosptilized with most serious form of West Nile virus

West Nile virus mosquitos

However, health officials said some severe cases of the virus can also lead to meningitis, encephalitis, paralysis and even death.

The agency says an adult resident of the town of Mead fell ill on July 27 and was hospitalized the next day.

The vector index, which measures human risk for infection, remains lows in Weld County, but health officials say that could change in the coming weeks.

"The recent wet and increasing hot weather has created the ideal conditions for the Culex mosquito that carries West Nile Virus", Mark E. Wallace, Executive Director of the Weld County Health Department, stated in a press release.

However, the season isn't over yet, and the number of "vector" mosquitoes is increasing as the summer moves on, he said.

Symptoms of West Nile Virus include fever, headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting, swollen lymph glands, a rash on the chest, stomach or back, and a fever. It's infected more than 150 people in the state over the past six years. Less than one percent of infected people develop the neuro-invasive form of the illness. No vaccine has been discovered yet for the infection.

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DRAIN standing water around your house weekly.

Common places water can accumulate are outdoor features like potted plants and birdbaths, storage bins, kids' toys and pools, rain gutters, and corrugated downspouts.

Avoid the outdoors from dusk until dawn.

"Until the hard frosts of fall set in, Halton residents should continue to protect themselves against mosquito bites and remove mosquito breeding sites", said Dr. Daniela Kempkens, Halton Region Acting Medical Officer of Health.

DEET is an effective ingredient to look for in insect repellents.

Dress in long sleeves and trousers.

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