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West Nile found in Chatham County; How about Beaufort County?

West Nile found in Chatham County; How about Beaufort County?

"The first case of 2018 is a reminder that each year we have WNV cases in MS and that all Mississippians need to act now to reduce their risk of infection regardless of where they live in the state", he said.

Previous year was the most active season for West Nile since 2002, with one person testing positive for the virus in Oxford County.

Alberta Health Services is reminding Albertans to take necessary precautions to protect themselves against West Nile virus infection.

The other pool with a positive virus test was found in New Canaan.

Limit outdoor activity at dawn and dusk.

Avoid areas where mosquitoes are prevalent.

"This includes eliminating standing water from around your house and using mosquito repellent when outside".

Mosquitoes become infected with West Nile virus when they feed on infected birds. Due to the high mortality rate of horses that contract the disease, owners are encouraged to make sure their horses are kept current with their West Nile virus vaccinations.

Mosquito-Proof Your Home - Install or fix screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes outside.

Klock said he is aware of one case of West Nile virus this year; it involved an individual who had carried it since last year and it only was detected when he went to donate blood.

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