West Nile case year's 1st in state

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West Nile virus (WNV) is a disease that is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. To date, Niagara has no human cases of WNV.

The Advocate reports Environmental Conservation Police captured the juvenile red-tailed hawk Tuesday in Bridgeport after it injured at least two people.

Infections may result in fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, a rash, muscle weakness or swollen lymph nodes. These areas include standing water in rain barrels, bird baths, unused tires, gutters, and boat or pool covers.

If you have to be outside, wear long-sleeved shirts and trousers that are light colored.

"Anything ... around your yard that is just a source of standing water that's not moving and isn't chlorinated like your pool is, you want to get rid of that water so you don't encourage mosquito breeding", Rigler said. While the majority of people infected with WNV have no symptoms, the virus can cause serious symptoms in some people, especially those over 65 years old and those who are immunocompromised.

DUSK and DAWN-This is when mosquitoes are most active.

Kwit said healthy people might have come in contact with the West Nile Virus and might not even know it.

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Similar to other arboviruses, previous infection with West Nile Virus can provide long-term immunity to the virus, however, the level of protection may wane over time.

WNV cycles between wild birds and mosquitoes.

Live chickens were placed in many locations throughout Kenner by Mosquito Control in order to carry out regular tests for the West Nile Virus. The virus is life-threatening for the elderly. Mosquitoes that carry the West Nile Virus are more likely to bite during the evening, night, and early morning.

Two earlier samples were found in Northfield earlier in July.

In recent weeks, Austin Public Health has seen an increase in mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile Virus in the Austin area.

There have not been any reported human cases of West Nile Virus this year in Montana. An effective repellent will contain DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus.

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