Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Ohio

Oregon testing mosquitoes for Zika virus

That means it's time for Hamilton County Public Health to continue trapping mosquitos closer to home and ensure that our local insects, brought out by a wet spring and dry summer, aren't carrying the deadly pathogen. "The West Nile virus seems to be here to stay, so the best way to avoid the disease is to reduce exposure to and eliminate breeding grounds for mosquitoes", Weideman. After first appearing in the United States in 1999, the number of human West Nile cases surged in 2003 to 9,862 infections spanning 45 states, and past year, the CDC reported a total of 2,038 cases in 47 states.

Public health officials said this is the first bird that tested positive for West Mile virus in Dane County since monitoring for the mosquito-transmitted virus started on May 1. The positive mosquitoes, which are the first detected in the state this year, were collected by the Bannock County Mosquito Abatement District. Regularly change water in bird baths, outside pet dishes, and drain water from flower pots and garden containers.

Mosquitoes thrive in heat but they also need water.

 Fill any holes in the yard with sand or dirt. Water sources that can't be dumped should be treated with mosquito dunks or bits that contain Bti, which kills larvae.

 Ensure that drainage pipes are properly sloped.

Wear "long-sleeved shirts, long trousers, and light-colored, loose-fitting clothing" when outside.

Make sure all windows and door screens are hole-less.

- Apply mosquito repellents (DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535) to clothes and exposed skin. Carefully follow instructions on the product label, especially for children.

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