Three additional cases of West Nile reported in Shelby County

Mosquito tests positive for West Nile in Erie County

A West Nile Virus "epidemic" with as many as 500 human cases is expected to strike Ontario this summer, according to new research from Brock University. The ZIP Codes are 40204, 40205, 40206, 40208, 40212 and 40214.

A man from Crystal Lake has been hospitalized after contracting West Nile virus in McHenry County, health officials said. Officials announced the finding after the a test performed by the Ohio Department of Health found the presence of West Nile virus in the sample. However, less than 1 percent of infected people develop a serious neurologic illness such as encephalitis or meningitis. Oklahomans are at greatest risk of exposure to infected mosquitoes from July through October, the health department said.

As of Friday, the tally of West Nile virus-positive dead birds had reached five: an American crow in each of Los Altos, Cupertino, Santa Clara and San Jose, and a sparrow in San Martin.

Floodwater mosquito populations tend to die out three weeks after the rains stop and the sun dries out affected low lying areas.

To optimize safety and effectiveness, repellents should be used according to the label instructions.


The best defense against WNV is bite prevention. The Environmental Protection Agency has a search tool to help you choose the repellent that is right for you at https://www.epa.gov/insect-repellents/find-insect-repellent-right-you#search tool.

DRESS APPROPRIATELY-Wear long-sleeved shirts, long trousers, and socks.

To protect yourself avoid mosquito areas, cover up and use bug spray and get rid of standing water on your property.

Other tips include making sure doors and windows have tight-fitting screens, repairing or replacing screens that are torn, and keeping doors and windows shut, especially at night. Use your air conditioning, if you have it.

Remove all sources of standing water around your home and yard to prevent mosquito breeding.

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