West Nile Virus in CT

West Nile Virus in CT

West Nile Virus in CT

Louisiana and MS are leading the nation in the number of people who have become the most seriously ill from West Nile virus this year.

August and September are when the majority of West Nile cases occur.

About one in five infected people becomes ill, and the virus spreads to the nervous system in about one in 150, according to the CDC. However, if a person develops a fever, headache, body aches, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, or more severe neurologic symptoms, they should contact their doctor and let them know that WNV has been recently detected in birds in their area.

Two dead ravens in Kimberley, B.C., have tested positive for West Nile virus.

Emergency Management said the water-based pesticide does not post a health risk to humans or animals, but beekeepers with hives in the area should arrange to relocate the lives until the spraying is complete.

Breakfast foods marketed to children contain cancer-causing weed killer, study says
"Simply stated, there is far too much glyphosate in their products for parents to feel comfortable feeding them to their kids". The EWG study released Wednesday shows 43 of 45 oat cereals and oat products that were tested contained traces of glyphosate.

There is no specific treatment for West Nile virus other than to treat symptoms.

The DHS Division of Public Health will continue surveillance for West Nile virus until the end of the mosquito season.

The confirmed human case in Duval County comes after officials issued a mosquito-borne illness advisory following confirmation of several sentinel chicken flocks that tested positive for the virus infection.

After it rains, you should tip and toss any standing water, where mosquitos may breed, including clogged gutters.

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