Monday, 17 December, 2018

Two suspected cases of WNV reported from Kozhikode

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One Kentucky health department has announced it has found mosquitoes with West Nile virus.

"The recent wet and increasing hot weather has created the ideal conditions for the Culex mosquito that carries West Nile Virus", Mark E. Wallace, Executive Director of the Weld County Health Department wrote in a release.

To prevent mosquito bites, drain standing water around your home, limit outdoor activity at dusk and dawn, use Deet (an effective ingredient in insect repellents), and dress in long sleeves and trousers where mosquitos are active.

West Nile causes mild flu-like symptoms, but it can lead to a more serious condition that includes swelling of the brain, muscle convulsions, coma, paralysis and death, according to the DEP. "It's extremely important to avoid getting bit by mosquitoes".

Carroll and Helwig recommend people eliminate any artificial containers with standing water on their property, such as buckets, wheelbarrows or toys.

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DUSK and DAWN are when mosquitoes are most active. These agencies are responsible for monitoring the potential public health threat of mosquito-borne diseases.

To combat the risk of infection, residents are advised to use mosquito repellent, wear long trousers and sleeves to cover exposed skin, and avoid areas where mosquitoes congregate.

A 24-year-old-woman with a suspected case of West Nile fever, a relatively unknown viral infection in this part of the region, has been admitted to the Kozhikode medical college hospital. Wear proper clothing and repellent if outside during these times. Repellents containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, and some oil of lemon eucalyptus and para-menthane-diol products provide longer-lasting protection. Birds are the natural hosts of West Nile virus.

Health experts ask the public to use repellant to help prevent mosquito bites.

The CAES maintains a network of 91 mosquito-trapping stations in 72 municipalities throughout the state. Mosquito traps are set Monday through Thursday nights at each site every 10 days on a rotating basis.

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