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West Nile Neuroinvasive Cases Increased 25% in 2018

West Nile Neuroinvasive Cases Increased 25% in 2018

More than 2,600 West Nile diagnoses were recorded in 2018-more than any year in the prior decade except 2012, when more than 5,000 cases were reported. Those most vulnerable to illness are people age 65 or older, physicians say.

Last year, the virus was detected in birds and a horse in the East Kootenays.

The DNR along with organizations in Minnesota and Wisconsin are conducting the study which focuses on how the Great Lakes region's ruffed grouse are being exposed to the West Nile Virus.

"I think it's unusual in the sense that we had West Nile in the surrounding counties for a considerable time before we had a detection in Ada County", he said.

"With the warmer temperatures, we've seen recently West Nile virus activity continues to increase", Goodman said.

Longmont fogging/spraying is triggered when West Nile Virus positive mosquitoes are discovered in either Larimer, Boulder or Weld Counties and when Longmont traps exceed 150 mosquitoes.

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Though a very small number of West Nile cases have been spread from mother to baby or through blood or organ donations, mosquito bites are the primary vehicle of transmissions.

Drain Standing Water - Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water.

Symptoms of both West Nile and St. Louis Encephalitis are similar, the health department said in a news release, and it is possible the four patients actually have St. Louis Encephalitis. The district also will send out technicians to help find the source of unusually high mosquito activity and help with abatement. Eliminate all sources of standing water on your property, including flower pots, old auto tires, rain gutters and pet bowls. Screens will help prevent mosquitoes from coming indoors. Make sure that doors and windows have tight-fitting screens to keep mosquitoes out.

Wear mosquito repellents containing DEET, according to label directions.

Be Aware of Peak Mosquito Hours - While mosquitoes are out at all hours of the day, their peak biting times are from dusk to dawn.


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