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2 Cases Of West Nile Virus In Minnesota — CDC

2 Cases Of West Nile Virus In Minnesota — CDC

West Nile virus season is hear.

A Will County man in his 60s has the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus this year.

Last year, IDPH reported 155 human cases of West Nile virus, including six deaths, although human cases are underreported.

While the arrival of the virus is not a cause for alarm, Brunson said, people should take precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes that might carry the disease.

Mosquitos in the city of Kent have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

As summer temperatures increase, so does the risk of West Nile virus.

The department's Juan Rodriguez said they want people to realize that anyone can become infected.

Kuwait lowers ties with Iran
Iran responded to the expulsions by filing a complaint with the Kuwaiti charge d'affaires, the Iranian news agency ISNA said. Iranian official source, ISNA news agency, reported that Ambassador Alireza Enayati has been asked to leave.

The hours from dusk to dawn are peak biting times for many mosquitoes.

Additional information about mosquitoes in the state can be found on the Louisiana Department of Health's website.

That prompted the Sun Country Health Region's medical officer to issue a warning to residents in the area to protect themselves against mosquito bites.

Mosquitoes haven't yet been tested with the virus in any surrounding in counties, including St. Joseph County. In human cases, there are are no preventative medications or vaccinations to prevent the virus. Wear long sleeves and trousers when outside and use insect repellent with DEET or picaridin.

Reduce or eliminate all standing water in your yard - especially in children's toys, bird baths, clogged gutters, tires, flowerpots, trashcans, and wheelbarrows.

Officials say residents should check their property for standing water in light of all the recent rainfall.

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