Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

West Nile detected in Dresden

Last year 26 people contracted the virus and two died in Dallas County First West Nile death of 2018 in Dallas County reported, officials confirm
Anna Jefferson | 08 August, 2018, 19:06

A mosquito trap in Drumbo tested positive for the virus during routine surveillance.

According to the Central Connecticut Health District, the mosquitoes that tested positive for the virus are in the Culex family. They can be infected when they feed on the blood of infected birds. Standing water can be treated with EPA-approved larvicides to kill mosquitoes before they become adults. Test results are reported once a week by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

Dallas County reported its first West Nile Virus death of 2018 on Tuesday.

The treatment is meant to decrease the mosquito population and minimize the risk of transmission of West Nile Virus.

Failure to reach Brexit deal looking more likely, says United Kingdom minister
The pound tumbled below $1.30 on Friday after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney told the BBC that the odds of a no-deal Brexit are "uncomfortably high".

Malaysia's former PM Najib charged with three counts of money laundering
The new government reopened the investigations stifled under Najib's rule and barred him and his wife from leaving the country. Police also seized jewellery and valuables valued at more than 1.1 billion ringgit (£208m) from properties linked to Mr Najib.

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Wear long, loose and light-colored clothing.

Clean your gutters and flush birdbaths or fountains once a week.

A crow tested positive in Sarnia in late July. The department stressed that West Nile is a preventable disease and that wearing insect repellant outdoors is a must. However, the majority of people infected with the virus do not get sick.

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