West Nile Virus detected for second time this summer in Lambton County

Maricruz Casares
Agosto 8, 2018

The treatment is meant to decrease the mosquito population and minimize the risk of transmission of West Nile Virus.

West Nile-infected mosquitoes have been found in 19 towns this year, including Bethany, Bridgeport, Darien, East Haven, Easton, Franklin, Greenwich, Hartford, Madison, Manchester, Meriden, New Canaan, New Haven, Stamford, Stratford, Waterbury, Waterford, West Haven and Weston, according to health officials. No other details about the victim were released. In an outbreak in 2012, more than 1,000 people were infected and 36 people died across four North Texas counties.

A crow tested positive in Sarnia in late July. Of the 26 Dallas County residents infected a year ago, two died from the mosquito-borne illness.

The product used will be a mosquito pesticide called Zenivex E20, which kills adult mosquitoes, but is not harmful to people and pets. Symptoms include: fever, headache and muscle aches.

Use insect repellent containing DEET when outside.

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Wear clothing made of tightly woven fabric that covers the entire body.

Drain any standing water in your yard.

Dusk and dawn are when mosquitoes are most active.

More information is available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov and at the Dallas County Health and Human Services website.

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