Mosquitoes in Perth found to be infected with West Nile virus
24 August, 2018, 06:37 | Author: Norman Carr
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.
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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.
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