West Nile virus confirmed in mosquitoes from Saskatoon traps

Cases of West Nile Virus have been confirmed in 36 states including California Florida Georgia Iowa Louisiana Massachusetts Minnesota North Carolina and Texas according to the CDC

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health notified Wayland Health that a "Culex" species mosquito collected from South Wayland on August 7 tested positive for West Nile Virus.

The New Jersey Department of Public Health reported that 284 mosquito pools in 20 counties have tested positive for WNV.

Davis has seen an increase in the West Nile virus and the mosquitoes that cause it, prompting authorities to intensify ground and aerial spraying. Neighboring states of CT and MA have reported positive findings of WNV in mosquito samples this year.

Mosquitoes themselves are infected mainly by wild birds. The health department suggests using DEET and other repellents, wearing long sleeves and trousers and avoiding being outside between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.

No human or animal cases of West Nile virus have been detected in the state this year.

Don't go outside when mosquitoes are active (between dusk and dawn).

This year, West Nile has not yet been found in a Wisconsin resident.

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The last human case reported in Cascade County was in 2015, according to a press release from the Cascade City-County Health Department. People over age 50 and those with diabetes or hypertension are more likely to develop the most serious symptoms. About 1 in 5 people who are infected develop a fever and other symptoms.

Health officials are advising people in Saskatoon and surrounding areas to take the necessary protective measures to lower their chance of being bitten by mosquitoes for the rest of the summer.

DRESS APPROPRIATELY-Wear long-sleeved shirts, long trousers, and socks.

Health officials recommend minimizing potential exposure to mosquitoes and using approriate bug repellent.

Also, be sure door and window screens are tight fitting and in good fix to avoid mosquito bites when indoors.

Prevent mosquitoes from breeding by removing stagnant water from items around your property, such as tin cans, plastic containers, flower pots, discarded tires, roof gutters, and downspouts.

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