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Spokane County mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

22 August 2018, 11:28 | Melissa Porter

Spokane County mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

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Byers said you can reduce your risk of contracting West Nile by removing standing water near your home and wearing mosquito repellent.

The reported cases are in Calhoun and Hinds counties. Some groups are at higher risk of severe disease, including those who are 60 years of age or older, those with compromised immune systems or those with underlying medical conditions.

A warning for animal owners about mosquito-borne illnesses after two cases of West Nile were confirmed in Northeast Ohio. If you think you have West Nile virus infection, contact your healthcare provider.

So far this year, human cases have been reported in Adams (2), Calhoun (2), Copiah, Forrest (2), Hinds (9), Itawamba, Jones, Madison, Marion, Oktibbeha, Pearl River, and Washington counties.

Base officials recommend residents use insect repellent, protect young children and wear long-sleeved shirts and long trousers to prevent mosquito bites. "I strongly encourage everyone to keep using insect repellant and to be especially aware of mosquito activity at dusk and dawn when the risk of being bitten by mosquitoes is greatest".

Avoid areas where mosquitoes are prevalent.

"All residents, regardless of their location, should protect themselves and their families against mosquito bites". Identify and remove potential breeding areas on your property - empty saucers under flowerpots; change water in bird baths twice a week; unclog rain gutters; drain tarps, tires, and other debris where rain water may collect; and install a pump in ornamental ponds or stock them with fish.

Health officials have been notified, and the base is actively taking steps to prevent infection.

Apply Insect Repellent when Outdoors.

Officials are urging people to avoid the outdoors at dusk and dawn, and to use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and trousers if outside during those periods.

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