Mosquitoes in Perth found to be infected with West Nile virus

24 August, 2018, 06:37 | Author: Norman Carr
  • Dead birds had West Nile - BC News

Officials say most people who contract the virus have no clinical symptoms, but some may become sick three to 15 days after being bitten.

Another six municipalities in Attica were added to the areas that have reported cases of the West Nile virus this summer while cases have been documented in at least 39 municipalities, including central suburbs like Kallithea, Egaleo and Piraeus.

Most people who are infected with West Nile will not develop any symptoms illness.

"Those over 50 and with underlying health conditions are at higher risk of more severe disease".

In June, DHEC's Bureau of Environmental Health Services issued an updated manual with recommendations for mosquito control activities in response to West Nile.

- A former Plano City Council member is warning North Texans about the dangers of West Nile Virus.




According to Interior Health, the risk of infection from handling birds is very low, but added people not use bare hands to handle wild birds, either dead or alive. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by either draining or getting rid of items that hold water.

"The technicians are constantly boots on the ground they are out there checking their zones that they work in looking for standing water", Beach Mosquito Control's Cindy Mulla said.

Dr Jolyon Medlock, PHE's head of medical entomology, told Mail Online: "While we have detected this mosquito species in areas around the Thames Estuary, we have not detected the virus itself".

Check to see if the screens on your doors and windows are in good shape. DEET products should not be used on infants under two months of age and should be used in concentrations of 30% or less on older children.

Residents should wear light coloured clothing, long trousers, long sleeves, as well as shoes and socks during peak mosquito times to prevent mosquito bites.

Cover up your exposed skin with long trousers and long sleeves.

Recommended:

  • UCF ranked No. 21 in preseason AP top 25 poll

    UCF ranked No. 21 in preseason AP top 25 poll

    Alabama was one of three teams to get at least one first-place vote (the Crimson Tide obviously got a lot more than just one). While OSU opens at No. 5, it is the Wisconsin Badgers one spot ahead of them who take the top spot among B1G teams.
    What we know about Don McGahn's cooperation with the Mueller probe

    What we know about Don McGahn's cooperation with the Mueller probe

    Bongino added that Mueller knows that his investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election "is a joke". On Meet the Press , Giuliani repeated his fear of a "perjury trap". "No, it isn't truth", Giuliani replied.
    The Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin Has Passed Away At 76

    The Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin Has Passed Away At 76

    - Details about the visitation and funeral for The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin have been released. On Friday, her picture adorned front pages with headlines such as " Respect to the queen of soul ".
  • Africans join Muslims worldwide to celebrate 2018 Eid-ul Adha

    Africans join Muslims worldwide to celebrate 2018 Eid-ul Adha

    Then people branch away to be with their families, eat the meat from the animals they slaughter along with other food and drinks. The Hajj pilgrimage is a religious ritual, which must be performed at least once by every able-bodied Muslim who can afford it.
    Pentagon: China likely training for strikes on US

    Pentagon: China likely training for strikes on US

    The report also highlights the fact that China is looking to rapidly increase its global and regional influence. China will also try to deter potential US intervention "in any Taiwan contingency campaign", the report said.
    Trump asks SEC to look into practicality of corp

    Trump asks SEC to look into practicality of corp

    Last fall it laid out changes to capital market rules in a US Treasury report, but did not advocate scrapping quarterly reporting. Trump said he had consulted "some of the world's top business leaders" on steps to create jobs and make business "even better".
  • More than a million people in India flood relief camps

    More than a million people in India flood relief camps

    The floods have left widespread desolation in the city. "They went home to visit their families, now they are trapped there". Currently, the worst affected areas are Alappuzha, Chalakudy, Aluva, Pathanamthitta and Chengannur.
    Jennifer Lopez shines like MTV's infamous Moon Person at the VMAs

    Jennifer Lopez shines like MTV's infamous Moon Person at the VMAs

    Before the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards kicked off, viewers got to watch a few lucky artists earn a moon person a bit early. Normani now has her first hit apart from the group with the Khalid-assisted "Love Lies".
    Omarosa Says Trump Might Revoke Melania's Citizenship if Things Go Sour

    Omarosa Says Trump Might Revoke Melania's Citizenship if Things Go Sour

    She made it up. "There are 30 assistants to the president right now and there are none representing the African-American community".
  • Hurricane Lane: Hawaii's Big Island soaked with foot of rain

    Hurricane Lane: Hawaii's Big Island soaked with foot of rain

    All public schools have been canceled until further notice, and many state employees have been asked to stay home. Officials opened shelters on the Big Island and on the islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai on Wednesday.
    Iwobi scores in Chelsea, Arsenal five-goal thriller

    Iwobi scores in Chelsea, Arsenal five-goal thriller

    I don't know why people are still complaining a lot about him". "As do all strikers in the world, I think". As for Chelsea , Sarri's expectations are measured. "We have to try to do our best".
    Nick Jonas & Priyanka Chopra Are Officially Engaged!

    Nick Jonas & Priyanka Chopra Are Officially Engaged!

    The smitten couple wore traditional clothing and are believed to have exchanged gifts as a sign of uniting their families. On Friday night, Priyanka and Nick arrived at a Juhu five-star for quiet dinner with with their parents.


Popular

Breaking Down The Legal Implications Of Cohen's Plea Deal, Manafort's Conviction
He added that Cohen's guilty plea now posed a "significant problem" for Trump, who now "has a lot of explaining to do". A lawyer for Cohen took aim at Trump, saying they would refuse a pardon if it were offered. "For years, Mr.

Elon Musk says changing the way he (over)works is not an option
Tesla has marketed its top-of-the-line models that boast head-snapping acceleration as having "Insane" and "Ludicrous" modes. He later said that meetings with Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund had given him confidence to announce the news.

The Eagles surpass Michael Jackson for best-selling USA album of all time
Frey died in 2016 , but the band still tours with Henley, Frey's son Deacon and country star Vince Gill. The compilation was overtaken by " Thriller " in 2009 after Jackson's death caused a surge in sales.

Federer and Djokovic to meet in final after Goffin withdrawal
For sure I'm sad and disappointed to lose, but for me it's a big victory for myself after what I had a year ago . Today I tried to really focus on just the one match, not thinking that there is possibly going to be two".

Iran Condemns Deadly Terrorist Attack in Kabul
The Taliban launched a co-ordinated offensive last Friday, overwhelming the city's defences and capturing several neighbourhoods. At least 35 Ghazni civilians have been killed, said Arif Noori, a spokesman for the provincial governor.

Kerala Floods: Liverpool promise help after supporters club's plea
As a result, both domestic and worldwide flights to Kochi are being diverted to other destinations such as Trivendrum and Calicut. Other distressed messages were shared online from people trapped inside temples and hospitals as well as their homes.

Herbicide Linked to Cancer Found in Children’s Favorite Cereal
In the USA , the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) labeled glyphosate a carcinogen in 1985, but reversed its position in 1991. The Environmental Working Group says it has studied 45 samples of products made with oats and found glyphosate in all but 2.

Tesla stocks drop 6 percent after emotional Musk interview
Yet he told the newspaper that he has no plans to give up his dual role as Tesla's chairman and CEO. The interview and other actions, Gordon said, are signs that Musk no longer can handle the CEO job.

Aretha Franklin Vigil Held Amid Queen of Soul's Health Battle
Her most recent performance was in November previous year at Sir Elton John's Aids Foundation's 25th anniversary gala in NY . A spokesperson for Franklin could not be reached for further details on her condition at press time.

Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away
The funeral procession would leave the BJP headquarters at 1 pm and the last rites would be performed at 4 pm, he said. The body of Vajpayee was later taken to Bharatiya Janata Party's national headquarters at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg.