Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in five NJ counties

Maricruz Casares
Julio 14, 2018

From 2003 to 2017, 514 cases of West Nile virus were confirmed in Alberta, many of which were acquired here in the province.

A mosquito pool in Windsor-Essex has tested positive for West Nile virus.

With the summertime bringing about a higher number of mosquitoes in the province, Alberta Health Services wants to remind Albertans to take precautions necessary to protect themselves against West Nile virus infection.

It said samples of mosquitoes collected from the Pooler area tested positive, showing that the virus is circulating in the local population this year.

Dusk/Dawn - Avoid dusk and dawn activities during the summer when mosquitoes are most active.

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Even small amounts of water provide breeding sites for mosquitoes, which they must have, so people should empty water from any containers and change water in bird baths often.

The virus has been detected in the state since 1999.

Most people who contract West Nile will show no symptoms, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Doors - Make sure doors and windows are in good repair and fit tightly, and fix torn or damaged screens to keep mosquitoes out of the house. If you experience symptoms of West Nile Virus, contact your medical provider.

Old tires are a flawless breeding site for mosquitoes and should be discarded.

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