Second case of West Nile virus reported in Maryland

13 September, 2018, 03:32 | Author: Kara Nash
  • New West Nile Virus case reported in Attala Co

Peel Public Health reminds residents to be vigilant against being bitten by mosquitos during the heart of West Nile virus (WNV) season.

Though the number is lower than in past years, people shouldn't let their guard down.

As of Friday, Sept. 7, there have been ten human cases of West Nile Virus in MA so far this year. "Please continue to take precautions", the district said.

DEET All Day, Every Day: Whenever you're outside, use insect repellents that contain DEET or other EPA approved repellents and follow instructions.

DEET products should not be used on infants under two months of age and should be used in concentrations of 30 percent or less on older children.

Mosquitoes in towns including Rockland, Kingston, Weymouth, Whitman, Raynham, Quincy, Braintree, Stoughton and Cohasset were found to be carrying West Nile Virus in random mosquito samples that were taken this summer.

Drain: Drain or treat all standing water in and around your home or workplace.

Wearing light-colored clothing to cover the skin reduces the risk of bites.

Keep weeds and tall grass cut short; adult mosquitoes look for these shady places to rest during the hot daylight hours.

Staying indoors when mosquitoes are most active (dusk and dawn). Rain gutters, drains, unused flower pots, and bird baths should be checked for standing water.

For more information contact the health contact at 424-0272, or on Facebook.



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