In June, all five boroughs were sprayed with pesticides in an attempt to combat the West Nile virus carried by mosquitoes. To date, Niagara has no human cases of WNV. In addition, in Vernon there is a trap to detect the Aedes albopictus mosquito, which can carry the Zika virus. Symptoms of these diseases might include headache, rash, high fever, stiff neck, mental confusion, muscle weakness, tremors, convulsions, coma, and paralysis.
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.
- When possible, wear long trousers and long-sleeved shirts while outside. 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.
Mosquitoes are most active at dusk and during the early-morning hours.
Dallas is not alone in reporting West Nile virus cases.
About one in 150 people infected with West Nile virus will develop severe illness.
DEET All Day, Every Day: Whenever you're outside, use insect repellents that contain DEET or other EPA approved repellents and follow instructions. Collibbe says it's possible the health issues were caused by West Nile virus. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds.
Earlier this month, DNREC's Mosquito Control Section found Delaware's first EEE-positive sentinel chicken for 2018 in a station in Sussex County.
The Dauphin County Conservation District has collected more West Nile virus-infected mosquito samples, bringing the total to 62 this year.
"If you develop a fever or other symptoms after being bitten by a mosquito, you should contact your health care provider", SC State epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell said.
MS reported 63 West Nile cases and two deaths in 2017.
Mosquito bites can transmit the virus.