West Nile virus found in Mitchell

West Nile virus found in Mitchell

An Oneida County resident - with a history of travel outside of the county - has recently tested positive for West Nile Virus, the Oneida County Health Department has announced.

The 52 year old man spent time in the hospital and recovered after being treated. Results of these tests help determine the extent of West Nile virus activity.

Birds carry West Nile virus, and mosquitoes that bite them then start carrying the virus.

Wear a long sleeve shirt, long trousers, and a hat when going into mosquito-infested areas, such as wetlands and other areas with shallow, stagnant water. July was a wet month with numerous storms and heavy rainfall.

Since 2005, 56 people in Contra Costa County have been diagnosed with West Nile virus.

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"West Nile is a serious illness spread by mosquitoes in Los Angeles County", said Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, the county's interim health officer, in a statement Thursday. For a current list of West Nile virus activity this year, visit this page on the district's website. People over age 60 and those with certain medical conditions are most at risk of severe disease.

Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are present, typically dawn and dusk. Take special care when using repellent on children.

Fix broken screens on doors and windows to mosquito-proof your home. It's also recommended that water in birdbaths be changed regularly and that ornamental ponds have a fountain or pump.

Horses are also vulnerable to WNV disease and many of those infected die, or must be euthanized.

The state recommends vaccinating horses in the spring or obtaining an annual booster shot.

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