First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported for 2018

Kenny Tucker
July 14, 2018

Mosquito populations around Huron have been significantly reduced through citywide spraying, but people are reminded to remain vigilant because Culex tarsalis, the carrier of West Nile virus, is now present in higher numbers. Most mosquito bites are harmless, and the worst thing about them is the incessant itchy feeling that accompanies the bite, but some are unsafe.

Atlantic County is the latest county in New Jersey to report positive samples of the potentially deadly West Nile virus.

The reported case is out of Hinds County.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has not reported any cases of West Nile Virus in the state. Mosquitoes can then transmit it to other birds or to humans or horses. West Nile Virus is active throughout the State of California.

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The health unit will continue to monitor for West Nile Virus and the larviciding program will continue throughout the summer.

What Are the Symptoms of West Nile?

About one in five people who are infected develop a fever and other symptoms. All age groups are susceptible, but the elderly and those with weakened immune systems are more likely to experience severe forms of the disease.

It can take weeks or months for a person to recover from a West Nile virus infection, according to the CDC.

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