More than 100 cases of West Nile confirmed, highest since 2013

DeQuincy woman contracts West Nile Virus

The reminder follows confirmation today of a second positive mosquito pool for West Nile virus in Corunna.

In this case, the person has recovered from the initial illness, Clemens said.

Epidemiologist Zoran Radovanovic recently emphasized that Serbia has become "European champion" in the number of people infected by the West Nile virus. People 60 years of age and older and individuals with diabetes or hypertension have a higher chance of getting sick, and are more likely to develop complications.

Even though summer is winding down, Lambton Public Health reminds Lambton County residents that mosquitoes and ticks are still active and precautions are needed to protect against the risk of West Nile virus (WNV) and Lyme disease. Those include 37 birds in Yolo County (including 11 in Davis) as well as 87 mosquito samples.

It is important to know not all mosquitos are West Nile virus carriers.

- Apply and EPA-registered insect repellent containing DEET, picaridian, IR3535, oil of eucalyptus or para-menthane-diol to clothes and exposed skin.

Mosquito activity varies from year to year.

• Dump all standing or stagnant water around the home.

Colby noted only about one in 150 infected with West Nile get seriously ill. Eliminate all sources of standing water on your property by emptying flower pots, old auto tires, buckets and other containers.

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