West Nile Virus Detected In West Haven Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes Carrying West Nile Virus Detected In Richland Co

The state's first human case of West Nile virus this year has been confirmed in Cleveland County, state epidemiologist Kristy Bradley confirmed Tuesday. Oneida County reported a dead crow last week.

"The West Nile virus season has begun", said Dr. Philip Armstrong, Medical Entomologist at the CAES. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that all residents of areas where virus activity has been identified are at risk.

West Nile symptoms can include fever and flu-like illness. Less than one percent of infections develop into encephalitis. Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out containers that hold water, such as vases, pet water bowls, flowerpot saucers, discarded tires, buckets, pool covers, birdbaths, trash cans and rain barrels.

Buy products with Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis) for stagnant pools of water in your lawn or garden.

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Make sure all windows and doors have screens, and that all screens are in good fix.

Not only are you being advised to wear bug spray or long sleeves and trousers, but to remove standing water from your property when possible. You can also reduce outdoor exposure. Apply insect repellent containing DEET on exposed skin.

In 2016, the experiment station's scientists trapped and tested more than 170,000 mosquitoes and found the West Nile virus in mosquitoes in 20 communities in four counties: Fairfield, New Haven, Hartford, and New London Counties.

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