12th case of West Nile reported in Suffolk County

Henrietta Strickland
September 20, 2018

The three deaths in Iowa this year are the most from West Nile since 2003.

Health officials in Camden County are reminding residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes after confirming a second human case of West Nile Virus in the county. On Friday, September 14, reports the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.

The virus is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. It is also reported that all fatal cases are linked to other health complications.

"This patient became ill less than a week ago, indicating that West Nile virus is actively being transmitted from mosquitoes to people", said Dr. Jenifer Jaeger, Director of BPHC's Infectious Disease Bureau.

"This is an expected and normal occurrence but serves as a reminder to take precautions to avoid mosquito bite exposures", Herrick said in the news release. In North America, cases of West Nile virus occur during mosquito season, which starts in the summer and continues through fall. Of these, 17 people died.

The first human case of the virus was confirmed last week when a 68-year-old woman's test returned positive.

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