Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus found in the San Fernando Valley

  • Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus found in the San Fernando Valley

Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus found in the San Fernando Valley

A spokeswoman for the Department of Public Health said the threat of mosquito-borne West Nile Virus will likely stick with MA until the year's first hard frost.

West Nile virus-carrying mosquitoes have been found in six Vermont towns this summer.

According to the health unit, officials are continuing to monitor for the West Nile virus in the area, as well as throughout Simcoe Muskoka.

While younger people tend to experience a fever, body aches, and body aches, those of us who are older should put more thought into staying protected from potentially infected mosquitos. One in five persons infected with the virus will exhibit symptoms. Symptoms may last from a few days to a few weeks. While most people recover without any long-term problems, some develop a more severe infection that can lead to complications and even death - especially those over 50 years of age, he said.

Monitoring for West Nile virus includes laboratory tests for mosquito batches, dead crows, blue jays and robins, as well as testing humans with West Nile virus-like symptoms.

Each year, state health officials stress that West Nile Virus has been found in every part of the state, and that residents can't assume they are safe because there have been no human cases reported in their county.

There are some precautions to protect against West Nile. Make sure that there are no flower pots or other containers that can collect and store standing water outside your home. Fix or replace screens that have tears or other openings.

The Toronto residents are advised to use insect repellent against insects, wear light colors and do not allow water to stagnate, to reduce the risk of infection.