Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus

Illustrative image of a mosquito biting through skin

West Nile Virus is most commonly transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) made the announcement Thursday, saying all but one of the people diagnosed with the virus have been hospitalized. To date this year, Public Health Ontario has reported five human cases in the province.

"One bite from one infected mosquito can make a person sick", CVMVCD General Manager Jeremy Wittie said. Clinical signs for WNV include flu-like symptoms, where the horse seems mildly anorexic and depressed.

"Those over 50 and with underlying health conditions are at higher risk of more severe disease". Also consider wearing shoes and socks, long trousers, and long-sleeved shirts. Limit mosquitoes in your home by ensuring windows and door screens fit tightly and don't have holes. This is important, particularly for people who work outdoors or where mosquitoes are found.

Avoid outdoor activities at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. Contact SCMAC to report standing water in ditches, flooded yards, fields, or similar locations that may produce mosquitoes.

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-Repair: Keep mosquitoes outside. Empty plastic wading pools at least once a week and store indoors when not in use. Use mosquito repellents containing DEET, making sure to follow the directions on the container.

Wear loose-fitting clothes with long sleeves and trousers. Unused swimming pools should be drained and kept dry during the mosquito season.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has already issued a warning over virus' risk of spreading across the continent.

More information, including all WNV and EEE positive results, can be found on the Arbovirus Surveillance Information web page at www.mass.gov/dph/mosquito or by calling the DPH Epidemiology Program at 617-983-6800.

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