First West Nile death of 2018 in Dallas County reported, officials confirm

For the second time this summer West Nile Virus has made an appearance in Lambton County

Mosquitoes taken from a trap in the southeastern part of Mitchell have tested positive for West Nile virus, the Perth District Health Unit reports.

The Brant County Health Unit has seen three positive human cases for West Nile Virus so far this summer.

A mosquito trap in Drumbo tested positive for the virus during routine surveillance.

Take extra protection measures at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. Standing water can be treated with EPA-approved larvicides to kill mosquitoes before they become adults.

A county resident was released from a local medical facility after being admitted for West Nile virus-like symptoms.

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

Most people infected with the virus have no symptoms at all, or they have flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, body aches and fatigue.

Symptoms usually develop between two and 15 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito.

Use effective insect repellent such as DEET or Picaridin. Of the 26 Dallas County residents infected a year ago, two died from the mosquito-borne illness.

Wear long, loose and light-colored clothing.

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