Sunday, 21 October, 2018

Human case of West Nile virus confirmed in west Tennessee

CDC Illustration- This illustration depicts a dorsal view of a Culex pipiens mosquito which is a vector for the West Nile virus CDC Illustration- This illustration depicts a dorsal view of a Culex pipiens mosquito which is a vector for the West Nile virus
| 05 August, 2018, 00:01

The first human case of West Nile Virus in the province this year has been found in a child.

CT towns in which WNV-infected mosquitoes have been detected as of August 2. "If you need to be outside - and especially if you work outside - take action to protect yourself and your family".

Many individuals get a mild form, experiencing fever, headache and muscle aches that can last days to weeks. District Medical officer Dr V Jayashree said that the test result of 24-year-old received from Pune-based National Institute of Virology lab said that the case is "primarily confirmed" case of WNV and there is a chance for fault positive case.

Reports of West Nile infection comes after the deadly spread of the Nipah virus in the district.

To prevent mosquito bites, drain standing water around your home, limit outdoor activity at dusk and dawn, use Deet (an effective ingredient in insect repellents), and dress in long sleeves and trousers where mosquitos are active.

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.

Previous year there was one non-deadly human case in the Louisville area.


Female mosquitoes eat one "blood meal" and then lay 300 eggs, a process that they can go through up to four times.

Elimination of standing water suitable for mosquitoes Dispose of water-holding containers, such as ceramic pots, used tires, and tire swings.

Clean and chlorinate swimming pools.

Be particularly careful at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. Wearing long trousers and long sleeves to cover exposed skin can also mitigate bites. Clothing material should be tightly woven.

Do not forget to use insect repellant when you go outdoors.

To reduce the number of mosquitoes in your yard, be sure to remove any standing water from items such as pots, hot tubs, pools, buckets or wheelbarrows. Andre specializes in environmental health, but writes on a variety of issues.

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