• News
  • Health Care

West Nile fever confirmed in Kozhikode

West Nile fever confirmed in Kozhikode

The department says 12 Iowans were diagnosed with West Nile virus past year and two died.

Humans contract WNV when bitten by an infected mosquito. According to World Health Organisation, there is one reported case of transplacental (mother-to-child) WNV transmission.

The Iowa Public Health Department said in a news release Friday that the victim was 81 or older and lived in central Iowa.

Maryland's Department of Agriculture said it found the virus in mosquitoes collected in the Riverdale Park area of Prince George's County.

The positive test came from one of the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit's mosquito traps in Simcoe. WNV infections are generally mild but can, in more serious cases, cause encephalitis, meningitis, loss of vision, paralysis, coma, tremors, convulsions and death.

Despite the low numbers of nuisance mosquitoes this summer, the numbers of infected Culex tarsalis continue to increase.

Most people infected with the virus do not show symptoms, although more severe symptoms may occur, including fever, headaches, body aches, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and sometimes swollen lymph glands or a skin rash.

People over 50-years-old, those with chronic diseases, and those who require medical treatment that weakens their immune system are most at risk.

Benjamin Schwartz, director of epidemiology and population health for Fairfax County, said that with the high levels [of the virus] in mosquitoes and the recent rains leading to even more mosquitoes, it is important for residents to take precautions for themselves and their families.

To reduce the number of mosquitoes in your yard, be sure to remove any standing water from items such as pots, hot tubs, pools, buckets or wheelbarrows.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

  • Mollie Tibbetts 'Sighting': Was She Seen in Missouri?

    Mollie Tibbetts 'Sighting': Was She Seen in Missouri?

    Investigators, with the help of Federal Bureau of Investigation forensic experts, were tracking Tibbetts' digital footprint . A person mowing a lawn found the item of clothing near the Lincoln Wildfire Reserve, the reports said earlier Thursday.
    India look for quick wickets on Day 3

    India look for quick wickets on Day 3

    Kohli farmed the strike brilliantly during a last-wicket stand of 57 with Yadav, who faced 16 balls for his unbeaten one. It was the all-rounder's 100th Test wicket and evidence, if any were needed, of just what an exciting talent he is.
    Hackers break into Reddit's systems

    Hackers break into Reddit's systems

    The company is sending a message to affected users and resetting passwords on accounts where the credentials might still be valid. Otherwise, Reddit advises you to search your email inbox for emails from noreply@redditmail.com between June 3 and June 17, 2018.
  • Bank of England raises interest rates to 0.75%

    Bank of England raises interest rates to 0.75%

    The monetary policy committee of a country uses the reverse repo rate as a tool to control the money supply in the country. An RBI repo rate hike usually sees commercial banks hike their respective interest rates on home, auto and other loans.
    Apple becomes world's first trillion dollar company

    Apple becomes world's first trillion dollar company

    Digging the information further, Apple technically is not the first company to hit $ 1 trillion mark in the USA stock market. During the day, the share price of the iPhone maker jumped by 2.8% to $207.05, passing the $1tn (£762bn) mark in NY trading.
    Urban Meyer's Bacon is Cooked

    Urban Meyer's Bacon is Cooked

    Courtney Smith can explain better than most why Urban Meyer and The Ohio State University are under the spotlight. She also told McMurphy that Shelley said she would have to tell Urban and Courtney encouraged her to do so.
  • Hector Bellerin hails Unai Emery and digs out Arsene Wenger

    Hector Bellerin hails Unai Emery and digs out Arsene Wenger

    Alvaro Morata stepped up to take the penalty, but Cech guessed correctly and produced a comfortable save down to his right. Both sides produced a ideal set of five penalties each to send the shootout to sudden death.
    Sanders stands by Trump after he calls press 'enemy of the people'

    Sanders stands by Trump after he calls press 'enemy of the people'

    The White House press secretary has continuously stood by the president's controversial rhetoric and demeanour toward the media. Sanders reminded Acosta her job is to "speak on behalf of the president", noting that "he's made his comments clear".
    Engine flaw delays Boeing test of crew capsule to 2019

    Engine flaw delays Boeing test of crew capsule to 2019

    The first flight of SpaceX's Crew Dragon is expected in April 2019, following an unmanned test in November, NASA said. If history is any guide, the crews taking the spotlight on Friday will have even more time to train.
  • Apple is the first $1 trillion company in history

    Apple is the first $1 trillion company in history

    We'll be monitoring Apple's stock price closely to see if it's able to really become the first trillion-dollar company. PetroChina , which is also listed on the New York Stock Exchange, is now worth about $205 billion (₱10.8 trillion).
    Foreign Influence Investigations Spanning U.S. to Confront Election Threat

    Foreign Influence Investigations Spanning U.S. to Confront Election Threat

    He added that while Russian Federation has attempted to influence campaigns in the past, "they stepped up their game in 2016". All of them, except for Nielsen, specifically mentioned Russia's past and future- intended interference in US elections .
    John Kelly expected to stay through 2020

    John Kelly expected to stay through 2020

    Trump's refusal to condemn the hate groups responsible for the violence "threw [Kelly] for a loop", according to The Daily Beast. Speculation about his exit has flared for months, amid reports that Trump had cooled on the retired four-star general.
  • Manchester United lodge big bid for Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic

    Manchester United lodge big bid for Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic

    When deadline days comes and goes, we may be looking at Fred , Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant as the only new arrivals of the summer. Jose Mourinho and Mateo Kovacic are two names that always hold a special place in the hearts of Inter fans around the world.
    An ALF Reboot Could Be on the Way

    An ALF Reboot Could Be on the Way

    But anyway, fans of '90s nostalgia will be interested to see that Warner Bros . Television is developing a reboot of the classic '80s sitcom " ALF ".
    Trump receives ‘nice letter’ from Kim Jong-un following up on summit

    Trump receives ‘nice letter’ from Kim Jong-un following up on summit

    Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea news, video, and analysis from ABC News. On Wednesday, 55 sets of remains were repatriated to the U.S. , where they were received at a ceremony in Hawaii.
  • Andy Murray starting from scratch at Citi Open

    Andy Murray starting from scratch at Citi Open

    He added: 'It wasn't so much thinking about hanging the rackets up, I've always planned and wanted to come back. The former world number one, now ranked 832, is continuing his protracted recovery from long-term hip trouble.
    Republicans won't budge on Kavanaugh documents amid Dem accusations of hiding records

    Republicans won't budge on Kavanaugh documents amid Dem accusations of hiding records

    However, it should be possible to get the documents to Senators much more quickly than the Archives review process permits. Even before Thursday's letter from the National Archives, Republicans blasted the Democratic demands as delay tactics.
    Israel and Jordan kill Islamic State fighters flushed out of Syria

    Israel and Jordan kill Islamic State fighters flushed out of Syria

    He added that "conditions have been created for the resumption of the activities of United Nations peacekeeping forces in the Golan Heights".

Breaking News



Recommended

Trump EPA Rolls Back Obama-Era Fuel Economy Standards

The Obama-era standard mandated that automobiles sold by vehicle companies have to reach 50 miles per gallon (MPG) by 2025. The states that have adopted California's emission rules together make up about one third of the US auto market.

2 smartphone seller, gains ground in China

The shipments declined by 1.8 percent year-on-year, as 348.2 million units were shipped during the same period last year. Since its debut in May, we have already seen a fivefold increase in sales vs. its predecessor, the Huawei P10 Plus.

Galaxy Note 9's redesigned rear officially confirmed by Samsung

The video, that has now been taken down, teases and also confirms some of the top features of the Galaxy Note 8 successor. It comes with an S-Pen Stylus, USB-C connector and a headphone jack with a 6.38-inch display (bigger than the Note 8 ).

China threatens new tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods

China responded with a 178.6 percent tariff on the roughly $1 billion in sorghum that the US imports to China each year. China recently threatened to slap retaliatory tariffs on an additional $ 60 billion in us goods.

Opposition defies Speaker's appeal for peace in Rajya Sabha

Many residents of Assam have long protested against the presence of "foreigners", which include both Hindus and Muslims. The definitive list is to be finalised in December.

Crystal Palace spending power too much for Marseille in Meyer battle

After making his full global debut in 2014, he also helped his nation win the silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. It's been a long day but now everything is good and I'm very excited to start with my new team-mates.

Trump administration to freeze fuel efficiency requirements

California and 16 other states filed suit over the fuel efficiency standards in May, anticipating the new regulation. The Obama standards called for vehicles to get around 50 miles to the gallon by the year 2025.

President Trump rallies support in Tampa

Mr Trump has asked for $25bn for his key campaign promise, a wall on the southern border. "I'm not sure. Scott didn't attend the rally but joined the president earlier at a roundtable event.

Trump rails against Mueller in Sunday tweetstorm

But Giuliani's comments on Monday - which came a day after Trump backer and former New Jersey Gov. Should Manafort be convicted, the investigation by Mr Mueller could gain some momentum.

Tax Free Weekend in Missouri Set for August 3-5

Coupons and discounts available for items under the tax-free list may still be applied to reduce the item's sales price. The Ohio Senate unanimously approved a bill earlier this year that made the three-day sales tax holiday permanent.