More West Nile virus cases reported in Las Vegas area

More West Nile virus cases reported in Las Vegas area

Sherman says he is encouraged by steps taken by AHS to share West Nile warnings this year directly with 60 municipalities in the region instead of relying on third-hand social media sharing and canned press releases about the general dangers of the disease.

Only 532 cases of West Nile virus were confirmed in Alberta from 2003 to 2018, but Kennedy said the virus can be hard for patients to identify due to its generalized symptoms.

More people could have been infected with a less serious form of the illness and not realized or reported it, district spokeswoman Jennifer Sizemore said.

The sample was collected from the O'Neal Lane/I-12 area on Thursday, July 25, officials said.

"The mosquito that transmits west Nile virus is found in more urban settings settings and then more disturbed habitats in and around peoples homes you want to consider so another thing you want to consider is remove all the standing water around your home around your home", said Philip Armstrong Director, Mosquito Trapping Program.

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To prevent bites, and the risk of disease transmission, the District recommends EPA-registered repellents that have been shown to be both safe and effective when used according to label directions: DEET, Picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus.

2 they've received the first mosquito sample for 2019 that has tested positive for West Nile Virus. There is no cure for WNV.

Common symptoms include fever, nausea, headache and muscle aches. These symptoms can last for several days to months.

Neurological symptoms are more severe and potentially fatal, she said, such as tremors, drowsiness, confusion, swallowing problems, high fever, unconsciousness, paralysis and death.

The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District is a public health service agency formed under the authority of the California State Health & Safety Code.

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