Published: Sun, August 26, 2018
Medicine | By Daryl Nelson

Bird found in Anderson Co. tests positive for West Nile Virus

Bird found in Anderson Co. tests positive for West Nile Virus

The Knesset Labor, Welfare and Health Committee has scheduled an emergency session for this coming Sunday to discuss the current outbreak of West Nile virus in Israel. In rare cases West Nile may cause encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain.

Overall, the CDC said, 45 states and the District of Columbia have reported the virus in people, birds or mosquitoes this year.

About 20 per cent of those who are infected may experience flu-like symptoms including fever, headache, muscle ache and rash.

The infected mosquitoes were collected in the town last week. The Monroe County health department said Thursday that "we are entering a period when risk will increase and continue until the first heavy frost".

SOUTH WINDSOR- The West Nile Virus most recently has been detected in South Windsor. "One out of 10 (with neuroinvasive West Nile virus) will die; one out of 10 will have permanent disabilities".

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There have also been cases of mosquitos spreading the virus to horses and other animals, so horse owners are encouraged to contact their veterinarians for informations about equine vaccines.

For prevention, Brown suggests people use a mosquito spray, avoid being outside during dusk and dawn, dump out any standing water around homes, and fix holes in any screen windows and doors.

After it rains, you should tip and toss any standing water, where mosquitos may breed, including clogged gutters.

West Nile usually spreads between birds and mosquitos, and some Canadians have caught the virus from mosquito bites.

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