Human case of West Nile confirmed in Bay County

Black mosquitoe

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Human case of West Nile Virus in Clark County are setting a record.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about 20 percent of people bitten by infected mosquitoes get sick.

West Nile is a virus that is spread by mosquitos that may cause severe illness in people.

According to the news release, there are 26 positive cases of West Nile reported in Fresno County.

The health district's Mosquito Surveillance Program has identified both West Nile and St. Louis encephalitis virus-positive mosquitoes throughout Southern Nevada.

In the statement, Douglas said to avoid outdoor exposure when mosquitoes are active, to wear protective clothing and to use insect repellent whenever you are outdoors.

"Five of them are the very serious neuroinvasive disease, two of those are the mild fever and two of them are the asymptomatic ones where the patients have no symptoms at all and that was picked up from blood donations", said Kanter.

Febrile illness (fever) in some people.

According to the latest report issued by the National Health Organization (EODY) on Thursday, the death toll so far this year has risen to 10, while the number of confirmed infections stood at 96 on Thursday, up from 49 last week.

For more information on Randolph County's West Nile Virus or other health related issues contact the Randolph County Health Department at 765-584-1155. In Connecticut, outbreaks of EEE have occurred sporadically in horses since 1938 and the first locally-acquired human case and fatality was reported in the fall of 2013.

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