West Nile Virus a "Public Health Threat" in Southern N.H

West Nile Virus Positive Test Confirmed in Gage County

West Nile Virus Positive Test Confirmed in Gage County

Washoe County has it's first West Nile Virus case acquired locally this year.

Another 22 are now receiving treatment in hospital, including 12 in intensive care units, KEELPNO data revealed.

The agency reported investigating 73 cases of the West Nile virus so far in 2018. To date, Nebraska has reported 79 cases with 42 of the cases being neuroinvasive. State health officials urge residents and visitors to New Hampshire to protect themselves and their family members by using an effective mosquito repellant that contains 30 percent DEET, wearing long sleeves and trousers at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active, and removing standing water from around homes to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds.

WNV was already known to be present in mosquitoes in the region. Recommendations include wearing mosquito repellent ...dress in long-sleeved shirts, trousers and socks when outside and limit outdoor activity during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.

Try to stay indoors when mosquitoes are most active (dusk to dawn).

Georgia governor declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence
The entire coastlines of North and SC , in addition to some parts of southeastern Virginia, are under a mandatory evacuation plan. Moreover, high tides around noon and midnight these next few days will make the storm surges even worse, Samson said.

Mother and Infant Among First Reported Fatalities as Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall
More than 300 volunteers from nine U.S. states have joined the relief effort in North Carolina , according to ABC News . More than 1.7 million people evacuated this week, leaving behind homes, schools and precious belongings.

Nintendo unveils wireless NES controllers for Switch owners
Kirby's Epic Yarn is leaping from the Wii, on which it was released in 2011 and on Wii U in 2016, to 3DS next year. Also coming on November 2 is the GameCube controller that was previously shown off for Super Smash Bros .

The number of human cases of West Nile virus varies each year.

Another helpful step is getting rid of areas of standing water around homes and in the community.

Preventing mosquitos from breeding by removing stagnant water from areas such as flowerpots, plastic containers, gutters and downspouts.

Less than one per cent of those infected with West Nile virus will experience serious symptoms, which may include: high fever, severe headache, muscle weakness, stiff neck or confusion.

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