Monday, 16 July, 2018

First sign of West Nile Virus this season found in Windsor

Trap tests positive for West Nile virus Alberta Health Services reminding locals to protect themselves from West Nile infection
Anna Jefferson | 14 July, 2018, 01:05

At this time, no human cases of the virus have been confirmed in any Coastal Health District county, including Chatham.

A mosquito pool in Windsor-Essex has tested positive for West Nile virus.

With temperatures warming and mosquitos coming out of hiding, Alberta Health Services is once again reminding the public about the threat of West Nile Virus - something that just won't go away.

- Consider staying indoors at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active.

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Everyone has agreed to substantially up their commitment. "It has been really awesome to see the level of spirit in that room". Macron also said that Trump "never at any moment, either in public or in private, threatened to withdraw from NATO ".

The virus has been detected in the state since 1999.

-Trimming tall grass, weeds, and vines, as mosquitos use these areas to rest during hot daylight hours, and landscaping to prevent water from pooling in low-lying areas. This is also called West Nile encephalitis or meningitis. Due to the high mortality rate of horses that contract the disease, owners are encouraged to make sure their horses are kept current with their West Nile virus vaccinations.

-Mosquito-proofing your home by fixing holes in screens, windows, and doors. The 2018 larviciding program will continue throughout the summer season, along with the investigation of standing water complaints and the distribution of educational materials. While there is no evidence that people can get the virus from handling live or dead birds, individuals should not attempt to catch or handle the birds.

Old tires are a flawless breeding site for mosquitoes and should be discarded. For more information call the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District at 530-533-6038 or 530-342-7350.

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