MS confirms 2nd human case of West Nile this year

Source MSDH

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State and local officials are cautioning Coloradans to take steps to avoid mosquito bites and protect themselves against the West Nile virus.

Three human cases have been reported, including one new case this week in Kern County.

The case is in Rankin County. During 2002, the state documented its first human infections and 52 cases were reported that year. West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes have been found in Larimer County this season.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has monitored the spread of West Nile virus since 2001 among wild birds, horses, mosquitoes, and people. The Denver Post reported that the case occurred in a Jefferson County resident who was recovering at home. Therefore, officials are reminding state residents as well as visitors to take preventive measures against infection. Finally, eliminate all sources of standing water where mosquitoes can breed, including flower pots, wading pools, old tires and any other receptacles, as well as change water in bird baths weekly.

The Grundy County Health Department anticipates increased frequency of positive mosquito pools being detected, which raises the risk of disease transmission to the public. "Use an effective insect repellent, wear protective clothing or stay indoors when mosquitoes are active, and mosquito-proof your home".

Eighty percent of people who are infected with West Nile virus do not get sick.

DENVER -As you head out for summer fun, keep in mind to take along insect repellent to protect yourself against West Nile virus.

The region's first confirmed evidence of West Nile virus this season has turned up in a bird found dead June 23 in the city of Clearlake, Lake County officials announced Saturday.

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