Mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus have been present in west Michigan. These mosquitoes (and there have been solely three) have been discovered close to Grand Rapids, in Kent County, particularly in “testing swimming pools” discovered within the 49504 and 49525 zip codes.
Wow – I assumed if I may simply get away from teams of individuals, I’d be protected this weekend.
According to WOOD-TV, there have been NO human instances reported. In reality, most individuals who get contaminated will present delicate or no signs. But, some – about 1% – will develop encephalitis or meningitis.
According to ClickOnDetroit. there was one case of West Nile virus this 12 months in a captive hawk in Lapeer County. We’ve seen West Nile virus earlier than in Michigan, however individuals are reminded to take precautions once more. Among these precautions: apply mosquito repellent containing 10% to 35% DEET and take away or refresh standing water out of your property.