Dallas County Reports First Human Case Of West Nile Virus This Year

West Nile Positive Mosquitoes Found

The annoying pests may leave behind more than itchy skin.

The Grey Bruce Health Unit is reminding residents and visitors to take precautions against mosquito bites.

New Jersey 101.5 reports that the detection of the West Nile virus in mosquitoes in the state is unusual for this time in the summer, citing Scott Crans, the administrator of the Office of Mosquito Control Coordination at the state Department of Environmental Protection. Animals and people are susceptible.

Once again, the Grey Bruce Health Unit is warning residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites because of the potential for West Nile virus. A few people develop severe symptoms that can include neurological illness such as disorientation, seizures, encephalitis or meningitis.

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Colorado has one reported case of the virus in Jefferson County, but there are none yet in Weld County compared to the 27 humans infected past year, the news release said.

So far, human cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, South Dakota, Georgia, Alabama, and California.

Last year, the state had 149 reported human cases, which included eight deaths, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Most infected people do not exhibit any symptoms, but anyone experiencing fever, headache, nausea, vomiting muscle aches and weakness should seek medical attention. "There is no specific treatment for West Nile virus and there is no vaccine".

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