West Nile virus detected in Jackson County, IL mosquitoes

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The Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District announced that for the first time this year, a group of mosquitoes in Butte County tested positive for West Nile virus.

Health officials said the weather could be a factor.

Mosquito populations continue to increase and with the detection of West Nile virus in the county, the district is urging residents to take precautions by draining any and all standing water that is not needed, reporting any suspected mosquito-breeding sites to the district and protecting themselves from mosquito bites.

About 75 percent of people infected with West Nile virus don't show symptoms, according to the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment.

In addition, keep doors and windows fitted with screens and eliminate all sources of standing water, where mosquitoes breed. "(We will) immediately start doing some more adult mosquito control in this area".

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TAP HERE for West Nile Virus information from the Texas Department of State Health Services. Traps in Canyon County have also tested positive for the virus.

The same conditions that led to high numbers of floodwater mosquitos may be responsible for a low number of culex pipien mosquito, which can carry West Nile virus.

Repel by applying insect repellant outdoors. Last year, the state had 149 reported human cases, which included eight deaths, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Repellents with DEET, picaridin, IR3535 and some oil of lemon eucalyptus and para-menthane-diol provide the best protection.

It has been recommended in the past that to avoid mosquito bites you should avoid being outdoors during Dusk and Dawn (the 4 Ds).

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