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West Nile Mosquito Pool in Drumbo

West Nile Mosquito Pool in Drumbo

The Health Unit is urging the public to take steps to prevent mosquito bites.

Since the start of the summer season, 55 cases of the mosquito-borne virus have been reported in Greece by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO).

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

The Ada County Mosquito Abatement District confirmed today the first case of West Nile here.

"During late July and into August is typically when you see positive pools for West Nile virus".




Complaints regarding properties with stagnant water in tires, unmaintained swimming pools or other water-holding containers can be reported to the Health Department's Housing and Community Environment program by calling 412-350-4046.

Minimize time spent outdoors, especially at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.

The mosquitos get the virus by feeding on infected birds.

Mild West Nile symptoms include fever, headaches and muscle fatigue.

Cover up with light-colored clothes, long sleeves and trousers when outdoors or while in areas where mosquito activity is high. Wearing light-coloured, long-sleeved shirts, pants, socks and a hat is recommended, as is using insect repellent containing DEET or Icaridin.

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