Iowa Reports First West Nile Death of 2018

Iowa Reports First West Nile Death of 2018

According to the Fairfax County Health Department, an adult resident living in the northeastern part of Fairfax County was hospitalized from the virus.

West Nile Virus is most commonly transmitted to humans through a mosquito bite. "It only takes one bite from an infected Culex tarsalis mosquito to be exposed to WNV".

The department says 12 Iowans were diagnosed with West Nile virus past year and two died. Tests confirmed that the person had the neuro-invasive form of the virus.

The state is checking the case of an Allegheny County resident, sending samples to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"Mosquitoes are weak flyers and won't travel far from where they are born - if there are mosquitoes in your backyard or neighborhood, they are likely laying eggs there as well", said Matt Helwig, a biolgist with the DEP mosquito program.

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Symptoms of West Nile virus include fever, headache, body aches, a skin rash and swollen lymph glands.

People infected with West Nile virus may show no or very mild symptoms. Less than 1 percent of those people contracting the virus will develop severe symptoms.

People 60 and older or people with medical conditions are at the greatest risk.

The best way to prevent infection from any mosquito-borne illness, including West Nile Virus, is to use mosquito repellent that contains DEET and by covering up during outdoor activities - wearing shoes, socks, long trousers and a long-sleeved shirt. You can also reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home by eliminating standing water in gutters, buckets pool covers, pet dishes and birdbaths.

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