Officials affirm trapt collected mosquitos take a look at optimistic for the West Nile Virus.
Last week I shared the story of the big swarms of mosquitoes being reported on The Grand Mesa. Now Grand River Mosquito Control District and the Mesa Country Public Health departments affirm in a press launch that, “Mosquitoes from two lure areas in Mesa County have examined optimistic for West Nile virus.”
The contaminated samples had been collected on August fifth within the Fruita space. Also confirmed was the forms of mosquitoes that examined optimistic can certainly transmit the West Nile Virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control, most individuals contaminated with the virus do not develop signs. However, about 1 in 5 do and people signs can embrace a headache, physique aches, joint ache, vomiting, diarrhea, or a rash. You can discover out extra details about West Nile and easy methods to shield your self on the CDC web site by clicking HERE.
This is the primary confirmed optimistic checks for the virus in Mesa Country to this point this 12 months. The excellent news is that there have been no human instances reported. There had been two confirmed human contracted instances of West Nile final 12 months. As I discussed final week, keep in mind the following tips to assist forestall contracting the virus…
Keep mosquitoes away from uncovered pores and skin by sporting long-sleeved shirts, lengthy pants, and socks.
Tuck shirts into pants and pants into socks to cowl gaps in your clothes the place mosquitoes can get to your pores and skin.
Stay indoors when attainable, particularly if there’s a mosquito-borne illness warning in impact.
Use approve mosquito repellents and comply with label instructions and precautions carefully.
Use head nets, lengthy sleeves, and lengthy pants if you happen to enterprise into areas with excessive mosquito populations.