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Man Recovers After Bout with West Nile Virus

Man Recovers After Bout with West Nile Virus

Director of Health Phylis Ellis says ongoing testing of mosquitoes at 9 trap sites around Oneida County have returned no positive tests for West Nile Virus. Those that do will likely see mild illness including fever, headache, body ache, nausea, vomiting and a rash on the chest, stomach or back.

The health unit says the tests were carried out just north east of Mitchell and it's the first positive test of the season for the county.

St. Tammany Parish has recorded its first human case of the West Nile virus in 2017.

The virus typically peaks from mid-May to mid-June each year. Most of the positive samplings were collected in the Mandeville, Covington and Madisonville areas, it said.

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Eliminate sources of standing water around your home like pails, old tires, wading pools and bird baths that serve as breeding areas for mosquitoes.

Although many residents have been bothered by large numbers of floodwater or nuisance mosquitoes after the recent storms and Fox River flooding, those types of mosquitoes are not significant carriers of the West Nile virus, according to the release.

The Department of Health and Hospitals urges all citizens to take precautions, such as wearing mosquito repellents and keeping their doors and screens closed as much as possible.


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