What is West Nile? Virus-positive mosquito found in Niles, North Shore Mosquito Abatement District says

What is West Nile? Virus-positive mosquito found in Niles, North Shore Mosquito Abatement District says

NILES, Ailing. (TOC) — The West Nile virus has now detected in Niles.

It is the primary batch of mosquitoes to check optimistic for the virus there this season.

West Nile has already been present in Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Northbrook, Northfield, Skokie, Wilmette and Winnetka.

West Nile has already been present in Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Northbrook, Northfield, Skokie, Wilmette, Winnetka, and now Niles.

The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District are reminding individuals to put on insect repellent and loose-fitting garments, keep away from peak mosquito feeding occasions at daybreak and nightfall, and get rid of any standing water in your property.

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Whereas the chance of being contaminated with West Nile virus is low at the moment, it’s rising, officers stated.

Frequent signs of West Nile virus embody fever, nausea, headache and muscle aches. Signs could final from a number of days to a couple weeks. Nonetheless, 4 out of 5 individuals contaminated with West Nile virus won’t present any signs, the Illinois Division of Well being has stated.

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In uncommon circumstances, extreme sickness together with meningitis, and even dying, can happen. Folks older than 60 and people with weakened immune techniques are at greater danger for extreme sickness from West Nile virus.

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