Mosquito Alert: First Case Of West Nile Virus Reported In New Jersey

Jul 04, 2019, 00:30
Mosquito Alert: First Case Of West Nile Virus Reported In New Jersey

Two more IN counties are reporting finding mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus.

A department spokesman said it's the second straight year where the first case is earlier than usual.

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DRESS - Wear long sleeves and long trousers when outside during these times.

The North Dakota Department of Health says people infected with West Nile virus experience no symptoms.

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· Use insect repellent registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that contain ingredients such as DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus, PMD, and permethrin (clothing only).

The state Health Department said Monday the virus was detected in a Turner County resident between the age of 30 and 39. Less than one percent of those infected will develop a serious neurologic illness, such as encephalitis or meningitis. But common symptoms include fever, headache and body or joint aches or a rash. Plus, check for standing water in unused tires, clogged gutters, small recreational pools, and from poorly operating septic systems.

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Health officials in Marion and Hamilton counties said Tuesday they've found such mosquitoes for the first time this year.

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