First case of West Nile virus in 2017 reported in Kent County

West Nile virus is transmitted to humans by infected mosquitos through bites

Douglas County health officials report that the county has had its first confirmed case of West Nile virus for 2017.

The West Nile virus was first detected in New York City 18 years ago, and since 1999, the number of human cases has ranged from three to 47 annually.

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County officials said containers should be emptied of stagnant water every five days to prevent adult mosquitoes from emerging.

Maurice Hennink says some traps in the Sherwood Drive area found a mosquito carrying West Nile.

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West Nile Virus has been confirmed in another western MA community. The spraying will begin at dusk, weather permitting, and be administered from one of the county's West Nile program trucks. Mosquitoes get the virus when they feed on infected birds.

While most people with the virus will experience mild or no symptoms, some can develop severe symptoms including high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis, according to Tomarken. In some people, it can cause a serious and potentially fatal infection of the brain and spinal cord.

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The Elmore County Pest Abatement District is treating these mosquito pools with fogging. Wear gloves and place the dead bird or squirrel in a double plastic bag if you dispose of it yourself.

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