West Nile hits Louisiana, with 9 confirmed infections

Henrietta Strickland
August 25, 2019

Mosquitoes infected with west Nile and the St Louis Encephalitis have been found throughout southern Nevada, in 15 zip codes.

In the Las Vegas/Clark County area, health officials have declared an outbreak of West Nile virus (WNV) after receiving reports of 28 cases of the disease in humans - the highest case count in a season since the virus was first detected in the state in 2004. But warns that it is only one case.

The department also reported a positive Saint Louis Encephalitis virus human case in Fresno County.

The second sampling of West Nile Virus has been collected in Harrisburg.

Anyone who thinks they have West Nile virus symptoms should contact their healthcare provider. "West Nile virus is preventable by protecting yourself against mosquito bites". Some species of mosquitoes carry West Nile, which could be lethal when transmitted to individuals.

There are no symptoms in most people.

The statement said most people infected with the virus will not become ill. About one in five people will develop mild symptoms which include fever with other symptoms such as headache, body aches, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all residents of areas where virus activity has been identified are at risk of getting West Nile. Some effects to the central nervous system might be permanent.

Tuesday, the TriCounty Health Department announced a confirmed case of human contracted West Nile virus within the Uintah Basin.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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