Published: Mon, July 02, 2018
Medicine | By Debra Reynolds

West Nile Found In Springfield, Vermont

West Nile Found In Springfield, Vermont

The mosquitoes were collected off North Spring Court, near Campbell and Jupiter roads, according to Garland health officials. Crews also will continue to monitor and test local mosquito populations for West Nile Virus.

West Nile virus is spread during mosquito season from Summer until Fall in all parts of the continental USA, the CDC reports.

To prevent mosquito bites and protect against WNV, health experts recommend the use of a bug repellant including DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535 in the ingredients.

Consider the use of mosquito repellent, according to directions, when it is necessary to be outdoors. Drain standing water to keep mosquitoes from multiplying and cover your skin with clothing or repellent.

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Most people who are infected with the virus have no symptoms or experience a mild illness such as fever, headache and body aches.

"The peak of the West Nile Virus season is August, so this is just the beginning", he said.

In a statement, they said, "It is important for residents to do not forget to take precautions against WNV and other mosquito borne illness". Be sure to follow the instructions on the label. Once a week, empty out items that hold water such as tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, pet bowls, flowerpots, and trash containers.

To report standing water, call the Clark County Mosquito Control District at 360.397.8430.

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Cover exposed skin by wearing a hat, long sleeves, and long trousers in places where mosquitoes are especially active, such as wooded areas.

Mosquitoes are most active in the early morning and late evening, so be careful during those times.

Mosquito-proofing your home by fixing holes in screens, windows, and doors. The risk is low right now because the culex tarsalis mosquito has been detected, and the risk will jump to moderate when the virus itself is detected. People over the age of 50 are reportedly more likely to develop serious symptoms of West Nile if they do get sick.

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