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First West Nile Virus case reported in Merced County. Experts urge precautions

First West Nile Virus case reported in Merced County. Experts urge precautions First West Nile Virus case reported in Merced County. Experts urge precautions
Samantha Long | 15 August, 2018, 21:39

According to the latest reports from the CDC, the virus has been positively identified in 40 USA states so far this year.

Some things residents can do to curb the virus is make sure to drain any standing water on the property and make sure screen doors are in good condition. OH in particular notes that 2018 has been the most active year for West Nile infections thus far, sparking concern that not enough is being done to prevent the virus from taking over the United States.

Eliminate standing water sources.

West Nile virus was detected in mosquitoes collected from an area around the 94087, 95050 and 950512 zip codes in parts of Santa Clara and Sunnyvale, the Santa Clara County Vector Control District announced Monday.

The Charles O. Hayford Fish Hatchery in Hackettstown breeds mosquito-larvae eating fish, and working in collaboration with the state Department of Environmental Protection, provides its stock to residents with abandoned swimming pools.

At a site in Hackettstown, five dead crows and a hawk were found in a cluster.

Turkey's Erdogan Threatens Boycott of US Goods
For one more time, Erdogan called on Turks to convert US dollars into lira in order to "maintain the dignity" of the currency . Its drop of as much as 18 percent on Friday hit European and U.S. stocks as investors fretted about banks' exposure to Turkey.

The West Nile Virus has also been detected in seven sentinel chickens and four mosquito samples, the release states.

While one case of West Nile virus in a human is confirmed in Hunterdon County, the state Department of Health has stated that two reported cases are under investigation.

State officials recommend people use mosquito repellent and wear protective clothing.

Symptoms of West Nile virus can include high fever, severe headache and a stiff neck or more severe symptoms such as tremors, confusion and sudden sensitivity to light.

"Mid- to late-summer is typically the time when we see more cases of West Nile virus, so we should continue taking precautions against mosquitoes right up until the first heavy frost in the fall", Ovcharovich said.

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