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Patient in NYC Hospital With 1st Human West Nile Case of Season

Patient in NYC Hospital With 1st Human West Nile Case of Season

State officials say two mosquito-borne viruses that carry potentially serious health risks for humans have been detected in so-called sentinel chickens in DE for the first time this year.

The positive sample was found in a pool of mosquitoes tested by the Kent County Health Department in the Grand Rapids zip code of 49507, according to a news release from the department. The individual confirmed to have West Nile Virus had the more serious form of the illness, which can impact the brain and surrounding tissues. In 2016, 95 West Nile cases and one West Nile-related death were reported.

"With confirmation that West Nile virus is in the community, everyone needs to follow the recommendations for protecting yourself from mosquito bites", said Adi Pour, the county's health director. "This year we are seeing both at the same time and it is a reminder to avoid mosquito bites".

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The number could result in more infections for 2017, Health Department officials said. Recovery could take anywhere from several weeks to months.

There is now no treatment for WNV for those infected other than supportive care.

Wear shoes and socks, long trousers and long-sleeved shirts when mosquitoes are active.

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It is also suggested to avoid peak mosquito hours- early mornings and evenings, as well as making sure to apply insect repellent with DEET.

If you must be outdoors when mosquitoes are most active, DRESS in long sleeves and trousers.

Use insect repellents when you go outdoors.

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To keep the mosquito population at bay around your home, DRAIN standing water in old tires, barrels, buckets, cans, clogged rain gutters, and other items that collect water.


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