IDPH reports first human case of West Nile in 2018

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Sebesta said they do not know any case of the West Nile Fever being transmitted from mosquitoes to human in the Czech Republic so far, but there is a risk and everybody should use a high-quality insect repellent.

According to the CDC, vector-borne diseases like Zika virus and West Nile virus have tripled since 2004.

WNV is spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. People over the age of 60 or those with weaker immune systems have a higher risk for developing issues.

Last year, there were 90 human cases, including eight deaths.

North Dakota: The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH ) confirmed the first human case of WNV disease in 2018. Most people will not show any symptoms.

According to the release, common symptoms of the virus include fever, nausea, headache and muscle aches., and they can last from a few days to a few weeks.

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Make sure windows and doors are "bug tight" and fix or replace screens as needed. Fix or replace screens that have tears or holes.

Wear protective clothing.If you are in an area with many mosquitoes, wear loose fitting, light coloured clothing, full-length trousers, and a long-sleeved shirt. Try to keep doors and windows shut.

People can take precautions by removing standing water in pots, containers, pool covers, tires, wheelbarrows, wading pools, roof gutters and other containers that hold water.

Report - report locations where you see water sitting stagnant for more than a week such as roadside ditches, flooded yards and similar locations that may produce mosquitoes.

Birds and horses are also vulnerable, and the district said dead birds — especially crows, ravens, magpies, jays and raptors — could be an indication of West Nile.

Breeding season is usually July through September, and cases of West Nile virus are higher in August, September and even October.

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