"People may feel, with the end of summer approaching, that the risk of being bitten by mosquitoes is reduced", says Gardner.
According to health officials, symptoms of WNV usually appear within a week after a person is bitten by an infected mosquito, although many people can be infected and not develop any symptoms, or only develop very mild symptoms. Such symptoms include, but are not limited to: fever, headache, body ache, fatigue, nausea, and rash. Healthcare providers should consider a WNV infection as a diagnosis for patients who are ill and have recently experienced mosquito bites.
In rare cases, WNV can cause severe disease with symptoms such as muscle weakness, stiff neck, disorientation, tremors, convulsions, paralysis and coma.More news: Meghan Markle birthday well-wishers receive thank you cards from duchess
"We continue to encourage horse owners be vigilant in vaccinating their animals against these diseases spread by mosquitoes", New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher said. That includes using insect repellent and wearing long-sleeved shirts and long trousers.
This is the third case of West Nile reported in DE horses in 2018.
The three individuals have been diagnosed with the mosquito-borne illness since July, the Northern Kentucky Health Department announced Thursday.More news: Hurricane Florence approaching Carolina coast, will move west this weekend
"There is no discernible trend", said Dr. Tomarken. The latest report shows 79 human West Nile Virus cases in Nebraska with 42 being severe and four deaths, which is the highest death rate in the nation.
Locally, the health unit's surveillance program has shown that West Nile virus activity remains within local and historical norms.More news: Canadian pot users could get flagged at U.S. border