MDHHS: 2 in Montcalm County sickened by West Nile virus

Dead birds, plenty of mosquitoes indicate West Nile virus will stick around awhile

"Historically, reports of people becoming ill from West Nile virus peak in August and September", said Sarah Mattes of PHMDC.

Additionally, mosquitoes in 53 of Indiana's 92 counties have tested positive for West Nile virus. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says West Nile virus was confirmed in eight horses, including at least one in Ottawa County.

The recommendations for reducing the likelihood of contracting a California serogroup virus are much the same as avoiding West Nile virus.

Results provide information on the numbers and types of mosquitoes present, as well as the rates of infection with WNV and other viruses that may have public health importance.

On Monday, the county notified the town that a Glenwick Estates resident was diagnosed with West Nile Fever, the news release said. A person bitten by an infected mosquito may show symptoms three to 15 days after the bite.

Mild illness may include headache, body aches, joint pain, vomiting diarrhea, or rash.

Severe symptoms of WNV are associated with encephalitis or meningitis, and may include: stiff neck, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, muscle weakness, convulsions and paralysis. Those at greatest risk of severe illness are people over the age of 50 and individuals with weakened immune systems or chronic diseases. People should wear insect repellant containing DEET, get rid of standing water and keep mosquitoes outside. The health unit encourages the public to seek medical attention if they are experiencing any symptoms related to West Nile virus.

Wear shoes, socks, long trousers and a long-sleeve shirt when outdoors for a long period of time.

Install or fix screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out of the home.

Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. More mosquitoes, means more problems for you. Eliminate all sources of standing water on your property, including flower pots, old vehicle tires, rain gutters and pet bowls.

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