West Nile Virus Found in Keney Park

Mosquitoes in Westchester test positive for West Nile

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Since the beginning of July, 19 Mosquitos have tested positive for the virus across the municipalities of Schuylkill Haven, Cressona, Pottsville, Hegins Township, Ringtown, and West Mahanoy Township.

Bay County health officials are reporting an additional human case of the West Nile Virus.

Four regions of the state remain under a high-risk warning for WNV, including north central, south central, northwest, and southwest Kansas. The most high-risk parts of Kansas are actually the western two-thirds of the state, according to KDHE, while northeast Kansas is at "moderate risk".

They're the first cases of West Nile this year in Kansas. People 60 and older are more susceptible to severe WNV disease symptoms. Less than 1 percent of infected people with West Nile Virus will develop severe symptoms.

West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne virus that is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird.

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After the ceremony, uniformed soldiers carefully loaded each case into two C-17 cargo planes, which later took off for Hawaii. Pence described the battle between "the forces of freedom and the forces of communism" represented in the Korean War.

When you are outdoors, use insect repellent containing an EPA-registered active ingredient on skin and clothing, including DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535. He said the last time Guilford had a reported case of the disease in a human was back in 2000.

People are also encouraged to ensure that doors and windows are sealed and screens are well maintained to ensure mosquitoes don't enter the home.

Get rid of mosquito breeding sites by emptying standing water from flower pots, buckets and barrels.

Symptoms include headache, neck stiffness, disorientation, coma, fever, tremors, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis.

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