First 2017 West Nile Case Detected In Illinois

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Earlier this summer, St. Louis County public health officials announced mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus were discovered in the county.

The southwest suburban man became ill at the end of June.

DES MOINES | A patient in Northwest Iowa's Ida County is the first confirmed case of West Nile Virus in Iowa this year.

Though only some mosquitos carry West Nile virus and many people never realize they have been infected, the health department warned the virus can cause mild to severe illness.

Public Health says most people, roughly 80 per cent, infected with the virus will have no symptoms. Symptoms include fever, nausea and aches.

It's peak mosquito season, and two samples of common house mosquitos have tested positive in Clovis for Saint Louis encephalitis virus.

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Wear protective clothing.If you are in an area with many mosquitoes, wear loose fitting, light coloured, full-length trousers, and a long-sleeved shirt.

Eliminate all sources of standing water where mosquitoes can breed, such as old tires, buckets and other receptacles, or refresh the water in bird baths, flowerpots and wading pools every few days.

Medical health officer Dr. Lanre Medu warns that the risk of West Nile virus infection is increasing in the Sun Country Health Region. Anyone who thinks they may have West Nile virus should see a health care provider. No human cases have yet been confirmed in Frisco.

Officials say residents should check their property for standing water in light of all the recent rainfall.

Effective repellents are those containing the active ingredients DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR 3535, as recommended by the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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