After showing 46 human cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection last year, in Maryland, health officials of the state confirmed the first case of WNV in 2016, in the western part of the state.
The health department informed that the virus has been discovered in mosquito pools amassed in two major counties- Montgomery and Prince Georges’. Officials explained the mosquito pool as a group of mosquitoes collected at one of several trap sites around the state.
Deputy secretary of Public Health Services, Dr. Howard Haft, informed that at this time of year, a case of WNV is expected. Dr. Haft guided the civilians to undertake few subtle tactics, like endeavoring areas of elevated mosquito performance; wearing clothes which don’t expose body parts; using effective mosquito repellent at home or workplace, to demote the risk of mosquito bites, since mosquitoes are the vector for WNV and Zika virus too.
Generally, no symptoms of WNV appear on infected individual. If appears, may comprehend a fusion of fever, headache, body pain, rashes and swollen lymph glands. Intense infection course to high fever, disorientation, coma, convulsions, neck inflexibility, weakness, and paralysis. The incubation period of the virus is of two to ten days. WNV is fatal only in rare cases. However, individuals above 60 are more likely to get severe by the infection.
With door-to-door aerial spraying, civilians are encouraged to oversee their gardens and objects like container and pots, for resting water, which serve as the medium of breeding for mosquitoes. Check the water flow through rain gutter, empty curved or folded drain tubes, keep removing the water from the tyres- to discard mosquito breeding areas and diminish the possibility of virus out sending.