Friday, 21 September, 2018

Additional West Nile Virus-infected mosquito samples found in Dauphin County

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a feeding female Anopheles Stephensi mosquito crouching forward and downward on her forelegs on a human skin surface in the process of obtaining its blood meal through its West Nile Virus detected in mosquitoes in Worcester and Auburn; No humans have tested positive
Gustavo Carr | 09 July, 2018, 18:57

Symptoms can be treated, but there is no specific treatment for the virus.

State officials are urging Pennsylvania residents to take steps to protect themselves from mosquito-borne illnesses, such as West Nile Virus.

To help prevent mosquitoes from breeding, BPHC officials advise residents to empty standing water from flowerpots, gutters, buckets, pool covers, pet water dishes, discarded tires, and birdbaths on a regular basis. The infected mosquitoes were collected from one trap in the Town of Ramapo during the week of June 29th as part of the County's ongoing West Nile Virus surveillance efforts. "Although the risk of getting sick from the virus is low, people with compromised immune systems are most likely to become ill and develop severe complications".

The City of Boston is aiming to reduce the mosquito population through truck-mounted aerosol spraying, and by placing larvicide in basins and wetlands, the commission said.

New Bedford is taking precaution against diseases spread by mosquitoes.

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Use insect repellents according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Be Aware of Peak Mosquito Hours - The hours from dusk to dawn are peak biting times for many mosquitoes.

Consider wearing long-sleeved shirts, long trousers and socks when outdoors, particularly when mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk, or in areas known for having large numbers of mosquitoes.

Check window and door screens to ensure that mosquitoes can not enter your home.

Olivares says in Hidalgo County, the Health and Human Services' Infectious Disease Surveillance Program conducts active, passive, sentinel, and syndromic surveillance investigations on notifiable conditions with local medical providers, hospitals, schools, and universities, and other public health stakeholders. It also monitors the impact of an intervention, and tracks progress towards health specified goals, helping to clarify epidemiology of health problems to allow priorities to be set and to inform public health policy and strategies each year.