Mosquito Traps Find West Nile Virus In Southeast District

Mosquito Traps Find West Nile Virus In Southeast District

Mosquito Traps Find West Nile Virus In Southeast District

The Indiana State Dept. of Health says more mosquitoes containing the West Nile Virus have been found in Clark County.

In 2017, a total of 18 cases were reported in Arkansas, but in 2012 ADH reported that 64 were infected with the West Nile Virus. We're not out of the woods yet.

The chance of getting seriously ill or dying from West Nile is low, according to the DHEC statement. This is the first positive test in Fayette County this year. So it's kind of hard to predict when that's going to happen with North Dakota weather.

The samples were gathered by the Clark County Health Department during routine mosquito sampling.

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It's not all bad news.The 32 hospitalizations is about normal and this year nobody has died.

In this case, the person has recovered from the initial illness, Clemens said. The Health District says that since this test was over a month ago, the new positive result is considered a sporadic event and not due to sustained mosquito activity.

Epidemiologist Zoran Radovanovic recently emphasized that Serbia has become "European champion" in the number of people infected by the West Nile virus. Those who do develop West Nile virus illness may experience flu-like symptoms like fever, body aches, fatigue, skin rash and less frequently muscle weakness, stiff neck, confusion, severe headaches and a sudden sensitivity to light.

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