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Officials confirm first 2018 case of West Nile virus

Officials confirm first 2018 case of West Nile virus

State health departments are warning residents to take precautions against mosquitoes, which spread the virus.

Interior Health said in a media release Wednesday, that the provincial Animal Health Centre lab has confirmed two dead ravens from Kimberley that have been submitted as part of routine surveillance have tested positive for West Nile virus.

The Department of Health in Bay County (DOH-Bay) has confirmed one human case of West Nile Virus infection in Bay County.

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St. John's Riverside Hospital Dr. Paul Sasso knows the symptoms of West Nile on a more personal level, as his father contracted it last summer. About one in five infected persons will have mild illness which may include fever, headache, body aches, joint pain, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash. People 60 and older are more susceptible to these severe symptoms. "Some steps you can take include using Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents, wearing light-colored long-sleeved shirts and trousers when outside and using mosquito netting to protect infants in carriages, strollers and playpens".

Install or Repair Screens - Some mosquitoes like to come indoors.

The most recent positive samples have been found in the Saginaw metro area, including Albee, Birch Run, Carrollton, Frankenmuth, Kochville, Maple Grove, Richland, Saginaw, Swan Creek Townships and the city of Saginaw. To help prevent the mosquito population from growing- be sure to dump out any standing water in your yard such as bird baths or flower pots.

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The president spooked investors in July when he criticized the US central bank over tightening monetary policy. But most economists think Powell will refrain from signaling any change in the Fed's plans for interest rates.

FILE PHOTO: Michael Jones, a technician applicator with Mosquito Squad, sprays a home with mosquito elimination product in Suwanee, Ga. Empty plastic wading pools at least once a week and store indoors when not in use.

Cover up your exposed skin with long trousers and long sleeves.

-Repel: Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved insect repellents when outdoors, such as those containing the active ingredient DEET.

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Adams is in transit and is expected to join up with the Cardinals organization in the upcoming days. Adams, 29, played in 486 games in his first stint with the Cardinals from 2012-2017.

Stressing that "public health is in danger", Giorgos Patoulis, who is president of Greece's Union of Municipalities and Communities (KEDE), called for a national action plan. In rare cases West Nile may cause encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain.


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