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West Nile Virus Positive Test Confirmed in Gage County

Health Officials remind residents to eliminate standing water on their property.

The Office of the State Veterinarianannounced Delaware's third case of West Nile Virus (WNV) found in horses this year.

Garvey said 2018 has been a big year for West Nile because of weather.

West Nile virus is typically transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. They can include muscle weakness, stiff neck, disorientation, tremors, convulsions, paralysis and coma. West Nile virus can be fatal. Healthcare providers should consider a WNV infection as a diagnosis for patients who are ill and have recently experienced mosquito bites. While there is no specific treatment for West Nile virus, patients are treated with supportive therapy as needed. Those at greatest risk of severe illness are people over the age of 50 and individuals with weakened immune systems or chronic diseases. "As long as mosquitoes continue to be active, we need to take precautions to protect ourselves from the virus". Recommendations include wearing mosquito repellent ...dress in long-sleeved shirts, trousers and socks when outside and limit outdoor activity during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.

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This is the third case of West Nile reported in DE horses in 2018. "Neighboring states have reported cases in humans, including one in ME and four in MA".

The Northern Kentucky Health Department said the cases have been confirmed of three human cases since July.

Locally, the health unit's surveillance program has shown that West Nile virus activity remains within local and historical norms.

To report mosquito problems or stagnant pools of water, call the Department of Public Works' Vector Control Division at 631-852-4270.

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