Friday, 22 September, 2017

Buffalo County bird tests positive for West Nile virus

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"Because mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water, public health asks property owners to remove standing water anywhere it tends to collect", stated a WDGPH press release.

Officials say these are the first human cases in the region this year, but three mosquito pools in Guelph tested positive for West Nile and a bird was confirmed to have the virus in July. The individual may have been bitten in another location, so the is conducting additional trapping to help determine if infected mosquitoes are in the area.

A single human case at one location may not be the result of infected mosquitoes in that specific area. During that time, people should wear insect repellent to prevent mosquito bites, the board of health said.

County health officials said it's not uncommon for cases of West Nile virus to be identified at this time of the year and said the infection rate in 2017 has been "moderate".

The Wisconsin Division of Public Health will continue surveillance for West Nile virus until the end of the mosquito season.

"We had a warm winter, we've had a cool, wet summer, and all that contributes to the possible- kind of flawless storm for West Nile virus in southern Ontario this year".

"Historically, reports of people becoming ill from West Nile virus peak in August and September", said Sarah Mattes of PHMDC.

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