Denton County reports second human case of West Nile Virus

Collin County Public Health confirmed Wednesday its second human case of West Nile virus in Plano for 2017.

There have been 131 cases of people testing positive for West Nile virus in CT since 2000. Local leaders say DHEC confirmed that mosquitos in the same area of Rock Hill are carrying the West Nile virus.

The city just got word of the positive West Nile virus test on Tuesday, Corinne Marcou, an administrator with the Keene's health department, said.

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) confirms one person is recovering from the West Nile Virus. Most people who are infected with WNV have no symptoms at all or have a mild illness such as fever, headache, muscle weakness, and body aches.

If possible, avoid being outdoors during prime mosquito biting times, especially late afternoon and dusk to dawn and early morning.


West Nile virus surveillance in Utah is underway and will continue into the fall.

Unneeded standing water where mosquitoes can breed should also be drained. WNV is especially unsafe to older people because it can cause brain inflammation and many other serious illnesses such as convulsions or paralysis.

There have been 131 identified cases of humans contracting West Nile virus in CT since 2000, with three deaths, according to state records.

Make sure screens in windows and doors are tight-fitting to keep mosquitoes out. To report standing water or mosquito breeding, call 3-1-1. Experts are urging that anyone outdoors for extended periods during those times wear long sleeves and long trousers, socks and shoes, as well as repellent. Apply an EPA-registered insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, IR3535 or para-menthane-diol products per the manufacturer's instructions.


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