Defiance County man becomes first 2017 OH death from West Nile virus

Defiance County man becomes first 2017 OH death from West Nile virus

"The identification of a CT resident with West Nile virus associated illness that required hospitalization underscores the potential seriousness of the infection", Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino said in a statement.

A dead bird found in the Redding area has tested positive for the West Nile virus, the Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control District is reporting.

West Nile Virus was identified in an adult Ochlerotatus dupreei, a species that is occasionally collected in light traps in Brunswick County.

"We keep on having climate conditions that are ideal for the mosquitoes that transmit West Nile infection", said Dr. Philip Armstrong, Medical Entomologist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment station (CAES). No residents were diagnosed with West Nile virus last year, but from 2010 to 2015, two to four residents were diagnosed each year and all recovered.

Apply an EPA-registered insect repellent to exposed skin and clothing since mosquitoes may bite through clothing.


Check around your property for tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar water-holding containers that should be discarded or turned over to prevent collecting water.

Drill holes in the bottoms of all recycling containers that are left outdoors. Unused buckets and containers, plastic toys, tires, wading pools, etc. should be emptied and water in birdbaths should be changed frequently.

Clean and chlorinate swimming pools, outdoor saunas, and hot tubs; drain water from pool covers.

Public Health manager Bob Hart says it's a trend that mirrors patterns being seen in health units across Ontario.

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