Mosquitos in Chase County have tested certain for West Nile Virus for a second time in dual weeks according to Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department. This follows reliable certain mosquitos found in counties surrounding a 9 county health district.
“People get West Nile Virus from an putrescent womanlike butterfly that bites them,” states Melissa Propp, RN, Surveillance Nurse during SWNPHD. “You contingency work on preventing butterfly bites as there is no heal for West Nile Virus. WNV is not singular to a locations that have certain tested mosquitos.”
According to a Center for Disease Control and Prevention:
» About 1 in 5 people who are putrescent with WNV will rise a heat with other symptoms such as headache, physique aches, corner pains, vomiting, diarrhea or rash. Most people with this form of West Nile pathogen illness redeem completely, though tired and debility can final for weeks or months.
» Less than 1 percent of people who are putrescent will rise a critical neurologic illness such as encephalitis or meningitis (inflammation of a mind or surrounding tissues). These symptoms can embody headache, high fever, neck stiffness, disorientation, coma, tremors, seizures or paralysis.
» People with medical conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension and kidney illness are also during larger risk for critical illness with a West Nile Virus.
“Use your insect repellent,” Propp said. “DEET in your repellent is a many effective.”
Another protecting magnitude is to implement butterfly dunks in station H2O that can't be eliminated. It is a healthy butterfly larvicide. It kills butterfly larvae though is submissive to birds, fish, wildlife and pets. Mosquito dunks typically final 30 days and can be purchased during sell stores.
More information on West Nile Virus might be found during swhealth.ne.gov or call a McCook bureau during 308-345-4223 or Imperial bureau during 308-882-4269. SWNPHD McCook is during 404 W. 10th St. SWNPHD Imperial is during 501 Broadway.
SWNPHD serves Chase, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Hayes, Hitchcock, Keith, Perkins and Red Willow counties.