State raises West Nile virus warning level

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Public health officials in Perth warn that mosquitoes have tested positive for the West Nile virus this season.

The person lived in Salt Lake County. MS has reported 25 total cases.

"It kind of presented in a typical way, like fever, chills and stuff like that, and his became one of the more serious cases where he actually developed encephalitis". The symptoms may develop two to 15 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito.

The health department says the increased risk for human disease will continue until the first hard frost.

St. John's Riverside Hospital Dr. Paul Sasso knows the symptoms of West Nile on a more personal level, as his father contracted it last summer. If you think you have West Nile virus infection, contact your healthcare provider. State health departments are warning residents to take precautions against mosquitoes, which spread the virus.

Residents of the district should remain vigilant in protecting themselves from mosquitoes and the diseases that they can carry, such as West Nile Virus.

For prevention, Brown suggests people use a mosquito spray, avoid being outside during dusk and dawn, dump out any standing water around homes, and fix holes in any screen windows and doors.

Get rid of old tires and other containers where water can accumulate and serve as a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus in Washington County.

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