Earlier this week, the St. Louis County Department of Public Health recorded its first human case of West Nile Virus for the year, and "Today in St. Louis" set to find out the age-old question: Just what can you do to prevent further spread of mosquitos?
Health officials said that doesn't automatically mean there's cause for alarm.
The west nile virus is "out of control" right now in Butte County, this is according to the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District.More news: New York Times debuts on ‘Magic Leap One Creator Edition’
Cases generally tend to spike during the summer and fall months, between June and September, when activity is the most common. "These factors indicate that the risk for human West Nile virus infections is elevated and will likely remain elevated through the remainder of August".
This year, West Nile has not yet been found in a Wisconsin resident.
Last year, there were 91 deaths out of the more than 1,000 cases that were reported across the US.More news: James Bond Producers Reportedly Eyeing Idris Elba As Next 007
About 80 per cent of people bitten by an infected mosquito don't show any symptoms at all, Miller said.
Brenda Miller is the manager of health protection and investigation with Region of Waterloo Public Health and said the region monitors 16 different sites for West Nile virus in recreational and residential areas.
People older than 50 or who have weakened immune systems are at higher risk for severe illness from the virus.More news: Ryanair pilot strike leaves 55,000 travellers stranded across Europe
The health department suggests using DEET and other repellents, wearing long sleeves and trousers and avoiding being outside between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
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