First case of West Nile found in DeKalb County

First case of West Nile found in DeKalb County

First case of West Nile found in DeKalb County

The New Jersey Department of Health reported that there have been eight samples across five states that have tested positive, but that as of June 9 no reports of any human cases.

The Delaware General Health District will be fogging for mosquitoes in Trenton and Porter townships today after a mosquito collection trap yielded a positive result for West Nile virus.

Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control announced Thursday that several mosquitos in Butte County are plagued with West Nile and the virus is now active in Butte County.

People should eliminate standing water at their homes and use a number of protective measures to avoid mosquito bites.

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The virus has been detected in CT every year since 1999.

Higher numbers of other mosquito species are being detected in areas that received rainfall over the past two weeks. Mosquitos can contract the virus after feeding on an infected bird, and then pass the virus on to any human it bites.

Mosquito-Proof Your Home - Install or fix screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes outside.

The West Nile virus originated in Uganda in 1937 when it was isolated in a woman in the West Nile area of the country, according to the World Health Organization. The public is also encouraged to report any suspected mosquito-breeding sites and/or any mosquito activity.

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