Published: Sat, July 22, 2017
Medical | By Rita Mcdonald

First human West Nile case in IL confirmed

First human West Nile case in IL confirmed

In late June, a Will County resident, in his 60s, contracted the virus. "I believe it was sometime in the 1990s when we had our first West Nile discovery in the state, and it's been here every summer since then".

Last year, Minnesota saw more than 65 cases of West Nile across the state. This compares to the first reported case a year ago coming in early June.

"You can also avoid times that are peak for mosquitoes like at dusk and at dawn".

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) is reporting its first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2017 in Denton County.

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"The current risk for Hamilton has moved from low to moderate based on receiving these positive results", the release reads.

No animal or human cases of the virus have been detected so far this year.

Some tips to avoid getting bitten this summer include wearing long-sleeved shirts and trousers, especially in mosquito-prone area, and wearing bug repellent containing DEET.

It said the infected mosquitoes were found several weeks earlier than the 2016 season, which may lead to an increase in infection rates in humans.

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Remove standing water that can become breeding ground for mosquitos and install or fix screens to keep mosquitos outside. The symptoms of West Nile fever include: fever, headache, body aches, fatigue, skin rash, swollen lymph glands and eye pain.

The primary mosquito that transmits EEE breeds in freshwater swamps. Wear long sleeves and trousers when outside and use insect repellent with DEET or picaridin.

Remove standing water from bird baths, old tires, unused containers, flower pot saucers, swimming pool covers, wading pools, clogged gutters and eavestroughs and unused children's toys.

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