Four infected with mosquito-borne illnesses in Tulare County, health officials say

Four infected with mosquito-borne illnesses in Tulare County, health officials say

Four infected with mosquito-borne illnesses in Tulare County, health officials say

The Shelby County Health Department said Thursday that the mosquito-borne illness has been found in an unidentified person.

As such, the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project will conduct targeted ground spraying for mosquitoes early on the morning of Friday, August 9, 2019.

Boulder County Public Health and Longmont officials urge residents to take necessary precautions to protect themselves.

The virus is expected to become widespread in the county this fall.

As part of the mosquito tracking program, the New Bedford Health Department will request that the BCMCP target key areas of the New Bedford for spraying, including public parks and locations that host large public events. When mosquito traps exceed the 150 count threshold and West Nile virus has been detected in the Longmont area, notice will be provided on the website on Tuesdays. One in 150 people who contract the disease can suffer from neurological symptoms that may be permanent.

Empty and refill pets' water bowls at least every few days.

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"Wear insect repellent, long sleeves and trousers and avoid outdoor activity in the early morning and evening when mosquito activity is highest", Assistant Director Randy Vaeth said.

Around California, 43 birds and 1,371 mosquito samples have tested positive for the virus.

Drain Standing Water - Many mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. However, subsequent laboratory tests on mosquito samples showed increased ground spraying throughout the city was successful and eliminated the need.

Avoid Mosquito Bites · Be Aware of Peak Mosquito Hours - The hours from dusk to dawn are peak biting times for many mosquitoes.

"Persons over age 50 and those with compromised immune systems are at higher risk of developing severe illness if infected with West Nile Virus", Health Department Director Alisa Haushalter said.

It has the ability to spread Zika, yellow fever, dengue, and chikungunya viruses if those diseases were brought here.

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