TLCHD confirms first human West Nile case in Lucas Co. in 2017

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TLCHD confirms first human West Nile case in Lucas Co. in 2017

A 41-year-old woman is now hospitalized and being treated for West Nile virus, the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department said Monday.

The health unit says so far this year, 11 cases of West Nile have been reported. No mosquitoes have tested positive in the county.

Most people with the virus never develop symptoms and will not know that they have the virus.

The health department is urging people to practice the mosquito protection "Ds", which include draining standing water, avoid being outside at dawn and dusk, wear long sleeves and trousers when outside and to use insect repellent with DEET.

In its weekly update on the mosquito-borne virus, the health department also reported a case in DeSoto County, bringing the 2017 season total to 47 cases and two deaths for the state. Approximately 25 per cent of the people develop West Nile fever.

Use insect repellents that contain DEET, Icaridin or other approved ingredients on clothing as well as exposed skins.

-Repair or replace torn screens on doors and windows.

This is the first human case identified in Lucas County this year from the disease that is primarily transmitted through a bite from an infected mosquito. Symptoms appear within three to 14 days of infection and include fever, headache and body aches while severe infections could include high fever, disorientation, coma, tremors and convulsions.

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