Kent Co. Health Dept. Warns Of ‘serious’ West Nile Season Coming Up

MosquitoGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Kent County Health Department is warning of a probably critical outbreak of the West Nile virus this season.

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The virus is transmitted to folks through the Culex mosquito. The division says that they’ve discovered 4 instances as many Culex mosquitoes in traps in Kent County this season, in comparison with previous years. About 26% of the Culex mosquitoes trapped have been carrying the West Nile virus.

Mosquitoes are trapped in 19 areas across the Grand Rapids space. The well being division says city areas are confirmed to be extra more likely to have Culex mosquitoes, however that everybody throughout Kent County must be further cautious.

No instances of West Nile have been reported but in Kent County in 2018, however the well being division suspects given the excessive quantity of mosquitoes discovered within the county the probabilities of an infection are larger than regular. West Nile is very harmful to folks over 60 years previous, as critical issues can develop.

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