West Nile Virus - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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This is the second human case of West Nile virus that Denton County has confirmed this year in Frisco.

The 74-year-old died on September 12, according to the Health Department. Counties with at least one case include - Clark, Clermont, Cuyahoga, Defiance, Franklin, Greene, Hamilton (2), Logan and Summit.

During regular tests in Oswego County last week, officials said they found EEE and West Nile Virus in pools in Hastings, Palermo and West Monroe.

A sentinel chicken tested positive for the West Nile Virus in St. Pete on Wednesday, according to Pinellas County Mosquito Control. About 1 in 5 people who are infected develop a fever and other symptoms.

The horse contracted the virus in an area that had previously been subject to aerial spraying for mosquitoes, health officials said. Rare, severe cases of the virus can cause brain swelling and lead to seizures or a coma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Mosquito season in OH lasts until the first freeze which is not usually until mid-October".

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Avoid outdoor activity when mosquitoes are most active, especially at dusk and dawn.

· Wear light-colored clothing, which is less attractive to mosquitoes.

Residents are also urged to be diligent in ridding their properties of standing water to prevent mosquitoes from breeding.

Ensure that door and window screens are tight-fitting and in good fix.