West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne virus that is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird.
VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - The Georgia Department of Public Health says more than 20 mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Lowndes County.
"Today's announcement reminds all Pennsylvanians to be vigilant and take precautions to protect against mosquito bites".
Officials will continue to monitor the virus until October 1 by testing mosquito samples, dead crows, and blue jays.More news: Xbox Games with Gold for August 2018 confirmed
The agency says the individual was hospitalized for their illness and is recovering at home.
There have been zero confirmed cases of West Nile in humans this year in Ottawa, but there have been two cases reported elsewhere in the province. Some people will develop a fever with other symptoms like headache, body aches, vomiting, fatigue and weakness. The samples, which consisted of the Culex pipiens and restuans Complex species, recently tested positive for West Nile. Use a repellent with DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), permethrin, picaridin (KBR 3023), oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-methane 3, 8-diol (PMD)] or IR3535 according to the instructions on the product label.
Drain Standing Water - Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water.
Wear long-sleeved shirts, long trousers, and socks when outdoors, especially at dawn and dusk to reduce the amount of exposed skin, as weather permits. While the virus can infect anyone, those over age 50 are at higher risk for severe infection.More news: Tour de France: Stage 20 highlights
Residents are encouraged to wear insect repellent, wear light-coloured clothing and remove standing water to prevent infection.
Accidental exposure is not expected to cause any health concerns in most people.
Visit the department's website at westnile.sd.gov for more information.More news: Former Trump aide Omarosa has 'explosive' book coming