The Ada County Mosquito Abatement District says truck-mounted mosquito abatement treatments have begun in both areas while officials continue to monitor and treat mosquito populations across the district boundaries.
In European Union (EU) countries, 111 cases of the virus - mostly in Italy and Greece - have been reported so far in 2018. In addition, in Vernon there is a trap to detect the Aedes albopictus mosquito, which can carry the Zika virus. About 1 in 5 people who are infected will develop a fever with other symptoms such as a headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash.
Common places water can accumulate are outdoor features such as potted plants and birdbaths, yard debris, storage bins, kids' toys (including kiddie pools), rain gutters, and even corrugated downspouts. Long trousers and sleeves are also an important way to cut down on possible exposure to mosquitoes. The homeowners should make sure that there is no standing areas of water near their properties as well as water fountains, plant containers and pet dishes. Besides humans, the virus is also present in horses.
"It doesn't take much for several hundred mosquitoes to be born". Signs of infection in horses include fever (although not always with WNV), anorexia, head pressing, depression or personality change, wobbling or staggering, weakness, blindness, convulsions, muscle spasms in the head and neck, or hind-limb weakness.
Eighty percent of people infected with the virus have no symptoms, while 20 percent report a flu-like state. Mosquitoes can become infected when they feed on the blood from infected birds. The patient was a resident of the 75229 zip code of Dallas and was diagnosed with West Nile neuroinvasive disease.
DEET All Day, Every Day: Whenever you're outside, use insect repellents that contain DEET or other EPA approved repellents and follow instructions.
For more information, go to www.westnile.state.pa.us.
The department has not confirmed any cases of the virus in humans within Tuscarawas County.
8, North Dakota reported 18 human cases, up 14 cases since July 30. It can be transmitted to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. For more information about Dauphin County's WNV Control Program, contact Christopher Hooper, program coordinator, at 717-921-8100.