Health Department confirms first case of West Nile Virus in Shelby County

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Health Department confirms first case of West Nile Virus in Shelby County

The province said a child under the age of ten was hospitalized due to the West Nile virus and is the first confirmed human case of the illness in Manitoba this year.

Mosquitoes with West Nile virus have been found in Louisville.

A statement from the Shelby County Health Department on Thursday says the virus has been detected in mosquitoes throughout the county and officials are advising residents to take extra precautions.

The Southwest District Health Department said that the man lives in Canyon County, but may have been exposed in Adams County as well. The increase, officials said, is widespread across the county and has happened earlier this summer, compared with previous years.

The positive test in Oakville came from mosquitoes trapped this week. WNV infections are generally mild but can, in more serious cases, cause encephalitis, meningitis, loss of vision, paralysis, coma, tremors, convulsions and death. Most people infected show no symptoms, but approximately one in five will develop a fever along with other symptoms. The most vulnerable people are those who are at least 50 or have weakened immune systems.

According to the July 24 report, state officials have reported the virus in humans, mosquitoes, birds and sentinel and veterinary animals in a total of 36 states, including Alabama, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas.

Symptoms include fever, headache and body aches.

You should also take steps to reduce standing water where mosquitoes breed.

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