Protecting against West Nile Virus

Protecting against West Nile Virus

One of such diseases is West Nile virus, which is a virus that is commonly spread through mosquito bites.

The virus "can affect the nervous system and result in meningitis, encephalitis, paralysis and even death", said Dr. Jeff Gunzenhauser, the county's interim health officer.

To report dead birds for WNV testing, call the California Department of Public Health for West Nile Virus testing at (877) WNV-Bird (968-2473) or visit westnile.ca.gov.

Anyone who becomes ill after exposure to mosquitoes should contact their health care provider.

When mosquito season is in full swing, you may get West Nile and not even know it.

In 2017, the IDPH reported 90 human cases (although underreported), including eight deaths. More than three quarters of reported cases have had severe disease and approximately 7 percent of patients with severe West Nile virus have died from complications. From May to October, those troublesome insects everyone seems to hate are out in full force, but the city of Denton and Denton County have a plan - which is updated yearly - to eliminate mosquitoes and the viruses they can bring.

Vector control officials have netted mosquito samples in eastern and western county areas where the virus was present. As for Zika, 108 cases have been reported from 2015 through June 1. Repellents keep the mosquitoes from biting you.

The maps are available here: http://www.rivcoph.org/Home/WestNileMap.aspx.

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The virus is spread by mosquito bites. One study showed that 12 months after infection, about half of those with this disease continued to have cognitive and physical impairment such as memory loss, difficulty walking and fatigue. Most individuals who are infected with the virus will not experience any illness.

Avoid mosquito-infested areas at dawn and dusk.

To help with prevention, Denton County follows three D's that stand for drain, dress and defend, referring to eliminating stagnant water, wearing long sleeves and trousers and applying repellent that contains DEET, Picaridin or oil of Lemon Eucalyptus. These are effective defenses against mosquitoes when used as labeled.

Make sure doors and windows have tight-fitting screens.

 Do not allow water to collect and stagnate in old tires, flowerpots, fountains, birdbaths, pet bowls, or other containers.

Mosquitoes are all around us and this is the time of year is when they thrive, especially with all of the standing water from the excessive rainfall.

Clean and chlorinate swimming pools; drain water from pool covers.

 Stock garden ponds with fish that eat mosquito larvae such as gambusia, goldfish or others. Change the water in bird baths at least once per week.

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