KELO.com) — The first human case of West Nile Virus this season has been confirmed in South Dakota.
It’s a resident of Turner County, between 30 and 39 years of age.
Health Officials says it is advisable to shield your self from mosquitos, particularly within the night, particularly throughout July 4th fireworks exhibits.
“Active transmission of West Nile virus is going on in South Dakota and other people want to guard themselve,” warns State Epidemiologist Dr. Joshua Clayton.
Clayton says that South Dakota has traditionally had a disproportionately excessive variety of West Nile circumstances in comparison with different states.
Here’s the State Health Department’s record of the way to maintain protected:
– Apply mosquito repellents (DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, para-menthane-diol, 2-undecanone or IR3535) to garments and uncovered pores and skin.
– Reduce mosquito publicity by sporting pants and lengthy sleeves when open air.
– Limit time open air from nightfall to daybreak when Culex mosquitoes, the first provider of WNV in South Dakota, are most lively.
– Get rid of standing water that offers mosquitoes a spot to breed. – Regularly change water in hen baths, decorative fountains and pet dishes.
– Drain water from flower pots and backyard containers.
– Discard previous tires, buckets, cans or different containers that may maintain water.
– Clean rain gutters to permit water to circulate freely.
West Nile might be particularly dangerous for folks over 50, pregnant, girls, organ transplant sufferers, and people with most cancers, diabetes, hypertension, and kidney illness. Drug and alcohol abusers are additionally at elevated threat.