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West Nile virus being investigated in West Alabama

West Nile virus being investigated in West Alabama

West Nile virus is transmitted to humans and animals by the bite of an infected mosquito.

The health unit says the reminder follows confirmation Tuesday that a second mosquito pool in Corunna tested positive for West Nile virus. Less than one percent of people die, but those who do suffer from fatal swelling in the brain.

The chance of getting seriously ill or dying from West Nile is low, according to the DHEC statement.

Twenty-five people have been killed from the West Nile fever in Serbia, said the Public Health Institute on Tuesday.

The county has recorded two cases of West Nile Virus this year.

Those over 60 years of age and with ongoing serious medical problems are more likely to get sick, he added.

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- Apply and EPA-registered insect repellent containing DEET, picaridian, IR3535, oil of eucalyptus or para-menthane-diol to clothes and exposed skin. Although mosquitoes are not killed until a hard frost occurs, they are extremely unlikely to be active when temperatures fall below 50 degrees in the evening.

- Install or fix screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out of the home.

• Dump all standing or stagnant water around the home.

- Discard old tires, tins cans, ceramic pots, or other containers that can hold water.

West Nile virus can not spread from person to person. Californians are encouraged to report dead birds on the website or by calling toll-free 1-877-WNV-BIRD.


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