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

Mosquitos can transfer West Nile Virus to humans. Pexels

Mosquitos can transfer West Nile Virus to humans. Pexels

James Tomarken today reported one human case of West Nile virus in Suffolk County, the first human case reported this year.

Another 22 are now receiving treatment in hospital, including 12 in intensive care units, KEELPNO data revealed. West Nile Virus is a viral disease that affects a horse's neurological system. The Medical Association of Athens (ISA) in a statement urged authorities to step up preventive measures, noting that sporadic sprays do not solve the problem.

Officials say West Nile virus has been confirmed in two horses in northeast Wyoming. "Neighboring states have reported cases in humans, including one in ME and four in MA".

This is the third case of West Nile reported in DE horses in 2018.

Wear light-coloured clothing, covering arms and legs in areas where mosquitoes are present. Those with a more severe infection may experience high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, paralysis and death. Repellents containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535 and some lemon eucalyptus and para-menthane-diol products provide longer-lasting protection. 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.

Dusk and dawn are times when mosquitoes are most active.

Drain standing water around your home.

Even though the same mosquitos that infect our horses with the virus can also infect humans "there is no risk that a human can contract West Nile Virus from their horse" Kohr was quick to point out.

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