Health department confirms mosquito with West Nile Virus in Fayette County


West Nile virus is transmitted by mosquitoes, not person to person, said Dr. David Colby, Chatham-Kent's medical officer of health.

The patient in York Region's first confirmed human case of West Nile virus of 2018 has recovered, but York Region public health officials are still warning the public to protect against infection.

Last year, there were 68 human cases in Nebraska and two deaths attributed to West Nile virus.

The Mississippi State Department of Health says Monday that the new case is in Attala County.

The organization furthermore recommends:• Steal away standing water the place mosquitoes may seemingly perchance lay eggs.• Since mosquitoes lay eggs terminate to water, get it a weekly dependancy to empty and scrub, turn over, cover or throw out any items that retain water, much like tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, flowerpot saucers or trash containers.• Tightly cover water storage containers, relish buckets, cisterns or rain barrels, so as that mosquitoes cannot get inner to position eggs.

Defend by using an EPA-approved insect repellent.

Mosquito activity varies from year to year. Fix or replace screens that have tears or holes.

Through a news release the ISDH provided the following steps to help residents reduce the threat of West Nile virus in their area.

Drain standing water in flower pots, pet dishes or clogged gutters so mosquitoes don't have a place to breed, and treat water that can't be drained. Californians are encouraged to report dead birds on the website or by calling toll-free 1-877-WNV-BIRD.