Dallas County announces first West Nile Virus death of 2018

Dallas County announces first West Nile Virus death of 2018

Public Health officials say West Nile Virus is mainly transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito.

There is new evidence of West Nile virus in Perth County.

The first human case of West Nile Virus in 2018 has been recorded by the St. Louis County Department of Public Health.

Since the start of the summer season, 55 cases of the mosquito-borne virus have been reported in Greece by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO). Of those who show symptoms, most will experience mild illness, including fever, headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting and rash on chest, stomach or back.

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"Over the past few weeks, West Nile virus activity has been on the rise across Ontario", Lyttle said in a release.

The health district said mosquito testing, which began in June is expected to continue through the late fall. It's now been detected in Ada County.

Make sure you wear long sleeved clothing and bug spray with DEET and be extra cautious around dusk and dawn. Test results are reported once a week by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

July and August are the times people are most at risk of contracting West Nile virus. He's a Dallas native and a graduate of the University of North Texas.

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