West Nile virus found in mosquitoes trapped in Mitchell, health unit says

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There have been three human cases of West Nile virus in the county this year.

There is new evidence of West Nile virus in Perth County.

North Dakota's Department of Health says West Nile virus cases more than tripled since July 30.

For more information on West Nile Virus, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website at: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/wn-no/index-eng.php or call the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit at 519.355.1071. Symptoms, which include fever, nausea, headache and muscle aches, may last from a few days to a few weeks.

"Even though serious West Nile virus cases in humans are rare, it is important to minimize our exposure", said Khan.

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Scott Sawlis of Dallas County Health and Human Services demonstrates a mosquito trap. It's now been detected in Ada County.

Take extra protection measures at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. Test results are reported once a week by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

Since 2000, 134 cases of the virus have been diagnosed in CT residents and three people have died after being infected with the virus.

Use effective insect repellent such as DEET or Picaridin.

People older than 50 are at higher risk for severe illness from West Nile virus.

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