All of Kansas at West Nile virus risk

All of Kansas at West Nile virus risk

A mosquito in North Carolina tested positive for West Nile virus, and health officials say it's important to protect yourself from bites.

The city has reported its first case of West Nile virus in a human this year, Toronto Public Health has confirmed.

It has been confirmed as the first human case of West Nile in Toronto in 2019 and it serves a reminder to always take the proper precautions.

According to WAVE in Louisville, the Louisville Metro Health and Wellness said mosquitoes caught a surveillance trap place in a Louisville ZIP Code have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

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"As we head into late summer, we know that residents and visitors to Toronto are maximizing their time outside to enjoy the weather and outdoor activities", Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's medical officer of health, said in a news release Tuesday.

Symptoms of the virus usually develop two to 14 days after a person is bitten by an infected mosquito. Those with a compromised immune system are at higher risk of illness.

The virus is spread through mosquito bites, and symptoms include fever, headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea or a rash, the CDC says. "You should wear insect repellent if you go outside during dusk or dawn and should remove standing water around your home".

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