First West Nile death of 2018 in Dallas County reported, officials confirm

10 August, 2018, 01:12 | Author: Lillian Steele
  • Officials say two pools of mosquitoes have tested positive for the virus

At least once a week, eliminate the sources of standing water around a home by draining garbage cans, buckets, toys, flowerpots, etc.

The chances of getting West Nile Virus from an infected mosquito are low.

Scott Sawlis of Dallas County Health and Human Services demonstrates a mosquito trap.

For more information on West Nile Virus, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website at: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/wn-no/index-eng.php or call the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit at 519.355.1071.

Take extra protection measures at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. This follows last week's positive test result in Woodstock.

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The Iran-aligned Houthis regularly fire into Saudi Arabia and have targeted its capital, Riyadh, with ballistic missiles. Turki al-Malki said the attack was "a legitimate military action, conducted in conformity with global humanitarian law".

Wear long, loose and light-colored clothing.

Cover children's playpens or baby carriages with netting when outdoors.

Use insect repellent containing DEET when outside.

The West Nile virus has been found in mosquitoes in Peoria County, the Peoria City/County Health Department reported Tuesday.

"This is the first direct evidence of West Nile activity in our area this summer", reads a release from Hastings Prince Edward Public Health. By the end of mosquito season in October, 26 Dallas County residents had reported infections, leading to two deaths.

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