Virginia Department of Health Reports West Nile Virus Cases

Virginia Department of Health Reports West Nile Virus Cases

Those "at greatest risk of serious illness" are people over 50 or who have impaired immune systems, the Cambridge Public Health Department says.

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KCHD wants to again remind residents to take precautions by wearing bug spray that contains DEET and to drain any standing water where mosquitos can breed. Try to avoid outdoor activities during these times. Follow the directions on the package. Be sure to use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and trousers at these times, or consider staying indoors during these hours.

Remove standing water around your home and yard to prevent mosquitoes from breeding.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) advises citizens that the summer heat this week is a reminder that mosquito season is still here.

For more information on West Nile Virus visit the OPH Department's website or contact them at 610-278-5117.

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Prevention of bites is the best way to prevent West Nile Virus disease. About one out of 150 infected people develop swelling of the brain or brain tissue, that in some cases, can result in death.

- Use screens on your windows and doors.

Byers said the infection can cause encephalitis or meningitis, which can lead to paralysis, coma and possibly death.

The MSDH added Harrison County - the Gulfport case - to the list of confirmed cases on August 27. Two of them, a Suffolk County resident in her 40s and a Worcester County woman in her 70s, were admitted to hospitals. Four total cases have been reported in Kent County this year and one has been reported in Berrien County. Those are the only two counties with confirmed cases of the virus.

At least seven cases have been reported in Alabama.

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