1st case of West Nile virus reported in Toronto this year

  • 1st case of West Nile virus reported in Toronto this year

1st case of West Nile virus reported in Toronto this year

According to WAVE, Metro Health said there have been no cases of West Nile reported in humans in Louisville this year so far.

A test has found West Nile Virus in a mosquito in New Hanover County. The virus was previously confirmed in Lehigh County this year.

The agency said in a news release Tuesday that the infected person is an adult and that the case was confirmed through laboratory testing.

A mosquito in North Carolina tested positive for West Nile virus, and health officials say it's important to protect yourself from bites. The first case in 2018 was reported on July 27. Those with a compromised immune system are at higher risk of illness. People who are impacted most often develop mild symptoms including fevers and body aches, though the virus can occasionally cause severe disease or even death.

Use insect repellents when you go outdoors.

Take extra care by using repellent and covering up during peak mosquito-biting hours when mosquitoes bite, which is dusk and dawn.

To reduce the risk of contracting West Nile, you are advised to apply insect repellant often, dispose of standing water around your home and wear socks, long, loose and light-colored shirts and trousers.

Remove standing water from your property, where mosquitoes can breed.