West Nile fever kills 25 in Serbia

West Nile fever kills 25 in Serbia

Even though summer is winding down, Lambton Public Health reminds Lambton County residents that mosquitoes and ticks are still active and precautions are needed to protect against the risk of West Nile virus (WNV) and Lyme disease.

The state has confirmed two deaths from West Nile Virus - residents of Glenn and Yuba counties.

No human cases are being reported.

The virus is not transmitted person-to-person, but can be transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito.

Those over 60 years of age and with ongoing serious medical problems are more likely to get sick, he added. Those include 37 birds in Yolo County (including 11 in Davis) as well as 87 mosquito samples.

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The organization furthermore recommends:• Steal away standing water the place mosquitoes may seemingly perchance lay eggs.• Since mosquitoes lay eggs terminate to water, get it a weekly dependancy to empty and scrub, turn over, cover or throw out any items that retain water, much like tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, flowerpot saucers or trash containers.• Tightly cover water storage containers, relish buckets, cisterns or rain barrels, so as that mosquitoes cannot get inner to position eggs.

Be sure to always use insect repellent whenever going outdoors. Peak mosquito activity occurs during dawn and dusk.

And check and fix screen doors to help prevent mosquitoes from entering your home. Of those who are infected with the viruses, eight out of 10 will not become ill.

DRAIN - Mosquitoes lay their eggs on standing water.

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