Plano Reports Its First Human Case Of West Nile Virus This Year

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One person has likely died from West Nile Virus in Jackson County, according to Missouri health officials.

In the European Union (EU), several countries reported 150 additional human West Nile virus infections between September 7 to 13, 2018.

Most people who become infected with West Nile virus do not have any symptoms.

West Nile virus is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito.

"Once we pick it up, we will have hundreds of mosquitoes, and then we sort them, looking for females".

Avoid outdoor activities when Culex mosquitoes are most active in the early morning and early evening.

Chris Tidwell, a nurse and house supervisor at North Texas Medical Center said most people usually don't develop symptoms for West Nile Virus. he said "80 percent of people have West Nile and don't even know it because symptoms are so mild".

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Timmons said that she recommends if students have any symptoms of the virus that they go to Sanford Vermillion. Bratton said the city will spray about a half-mile area near where the bird was found - roughly an area that's west of Limestone Street and south of Buford Street. While most people have little to worry about, Powers says take precautions.

Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don't accumulate water.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said the victim first started experiencing symptoms in mid-August and was later hospitalized. "Those are flawless breeding grounds for mosquitoes".

The Fairmont Boulevard area will be sprayed on Thursday, Sept. 20 between 8:30 p.m. and 2 a.m.

"During the peak season, we adulticide in two shifts and work weekends", Lewis said. In addition to its contractor spraying every Thursday, officials have also included Monday and Saturday to its schedule.

It's also important for residents to eliminate standing water around their homes, an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes.


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