The Kenosha County Division of Health has reported a dead crow was found in that county on July 31 that tested positive for West Nile virus.
As the West Nile virus originates in infected birds that mosquitoes have fed on, it is recommended by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health to avoid handling it with your bare hands as it could be a carrier. But this is the first positive sample for 2018.
During 2017, 51 cases of West Nile virus infection were reported among Wisconsin residents.
"The majority of infected individuals have mild or no symptoms", it continues.
The positive findings came from mosquitoes trapped by DEM staff and tested at the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) State Health Laboratories. This species is also known to bite during the daytime just as much as they can at both dawn and dusk.
Some of the early symptoms include can include a fever, weak muscles, aches and pains, confusion and even sensitivity to light or tremors.
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The SHA is reminding residents to take precautions including wearing insect repellants that contain DEET; ones containing Icaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus are also recommended. A total of 12 people have been diagnosed with the virus, according to the state Department of Public Health, including residents of Sacramento and San Joaquin counties. People who develop any of these symptoms should see their healthcare provider immediately.
'Until the state's first hard frost, whether it's for work or play, being outside means there's a risk for West Nile virus'.
The health department is continuing a four-month surveillance program to monitor mosquito-borne diseases in Cabell County, which began in late May, conjunction with the West Virginia Office of Laboratory Studies.
DRESS APPROPRIATELY-Wear long-sleeved shirts, long trousers, and socks. Try to avoid outdoor activities during these times.
Keep mosquitoes out of your house by repairing holes in screens and making sure screens fit tightly to doors and windows.