First human case of West Nile virus found in Chatham County

FROM ABOVE This image released Monday by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management outlines the areas sprayed with a mosquito treatment as well as the timeline of the flights involved

FROM ABOVE This image released Monday by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management outlines the areas sprayed with a mosquito treatment as well as the timeline of the flights involved

Mosquito samples collected in Aquebogue and Jamesport in late last month tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the Suffolk County Department of Health.

The individual is under the age of 40 and was not hospitalized, according to a release from the health department.

The Health Department typically sees an average of four West Nile cases each year; however, in 2018, they investigated a total of 42 cases. West Nile is the most common mosquito-born disease in the USA, according to the health department. Most infections occur in Nebraska from June through September. "We are urging the public to use precautions against mosquito bites while attending outdoor events", said Hector Gomez, Bureau, Putnam and Marshall County Health Department administrator.

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· Cover exposed skin with an EPA-approved insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus.

Use air conditioning and fix screens on windows and doors.

Empty standing water from items outside your home such as flowerpots, buckets, and kiddie pools. Symptoms may include fever, headache, vomiting, muscle aches, joint pain and fatigue.

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