You can help prevent the spread of West Nile Virus by protecting yourself from mosquitoes bites. About 1 in 5 people who are infected will develop a fever with other symptoms such as a headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash.
Mosquito Control placed live chickens in several locations throughout Kenner to perform regular testing for West Nile, according to the report. In 2017, Ada County's first positive West Nile test pool was reported in mid-July.
-Properly dispose of items around your property that hold water, such as tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots, or discarded tires. "DEET-containing insect repellents are a really good idea if you're going to be ... outside at all".
Dress: Wear long, loose, and light-colored clothing outside. Residents can also avoid leaving standing water around their home.
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A field hospital has also been established near an evacuation centre catering to more than 500 people in the village of Tanjung . Muhamad Juanda, who narrowly escaped the mosque collapse, said 100 people were praying inside when the earth began to roll.
-Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas, and hot tubs; drain water from pool covers.
For more information, call the health department at 740-695-1202 or visit www.belmontcountyhealth.com.
DUSK and DAWN-This is when mosquitoes are most active. County workers then capture and test mosquitoes from those areas to see whether they're infected.
18 people have been diagnosed along with a horse and 10 birds.
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The West Nile Virus is transmitted by mosquitoes and maintained among birds. Signs of infection in horses include fever (although not always with WNV), anorexia, head pressing, depression or personality change, wobbling or staggering, weakness, blindness, convulsions, muscle spasms in the head and neck, or hind-limb weakness.
In European Union (EU) countries, 111 cases of the virus - mostly in Italy and Greece - have been reported so far in 2018.
While health officials note that it is not unusual to find positive samples in the summer and fall, there are a few steps you can take to minimize the risk of West Nile Virus.
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