Illinois Reports 1st Human Case of West Nile Virus This Year

The donors did not know they had the virus in advance, the CDC said.

Residents with questions about West Nile can contact the Mosquito Abatement District at 985-643-5050 or 985-893-0818.

No human cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Davidson County. Officials add that last year's first human case was also reported in June, and that 155 human cases were reported throughout the year, including six deaths.

Use repellents containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, or emon-eucalyptus oil, and avoid exposure to outdoor mosquitos by limiting outdoor activity between dusk and dawn.

Just one day after the first confirmed case of West Nile virus in IL this summer was reported in Will County, mosquitoes tested in Lake County have also tested positive for the disease.

"This is the first positive result for Hamilton this year".

An east Pierce County man has recovered after he contracted West Nile Virus during a recent trip to California.

Reduce or eliminate all standing water in your yard - especially in children's toys, bird baths, clogged gutters, tires, flowerpots, trashcans, and wheelbarrows. No human cases have yet been confirmed in Frisco.

Salt Lake County residents are being warned to take precautions against mosquitos after West Nile virus was detected in multiple groups of the summertime pests. The symptoms of West Nile fever include: fever, headache, body aches, fatigue, skin rash, swollen lymph glands and eye pain.

Fix damaged doors and window screens so mosquitos can not get inside. Empty any unused flowerpots and wading pools, and change water in birdbaths frequently.

  • Aubrey Nash