First West Nile mosquito of 2018 collected in Dauphin County


More than 200 communities, counties, and tribes will share the $499,767 in grants, according to Department of Health administrator of public health preparedness Bill Chalcraft.

Mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus for the first time this year in St. Clair County. Contact your healthcare provider if you have symptoms of a possible West Nile virus infection, especially if you recently had mosquito bites.

On Wednesday, the IDPH reported the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in IL this year.

Plano's Environmental Health department started trapping mosquitoes about three weeks ago.

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However, the health district also reports that while 14 mosquito samples tested positive for West Nile in 2017, there were no reported cases in Grant County.

Czech epidemiologists have detected some mosquitoes infected with the deadly West Nile Fever virus in south Moravia, reported local media on Tuesday. In addition to the City's normal spraying program, when an infected mosquito, human or animal is found, the City activates its response plan, calling for immediate, intensive and continued spraying in the areas where the viruses have been positively identified. The risk of serious illness to most people is low.

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.

Symptoms of W-N-V include fever, headaches, body aches and sometimes skin rash and/or swollen glands.

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Make sure screens fit tightly over doors and windows to keep mosquitoes out of homes.

Use insect repellents that contain DEET when outdoors.

Mosquitoes can breed in catch basins, tire swings, buckets and anything else that holds standing water.

Change the water in birdbaths and plant pots or drip trays at least once a week.

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