State Wants All Horses Vaccinated For West Nile Virus

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The Harris County Mosquito Control office is reporting some mosquitoes have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

The county received notification Monday night from S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control a house finch had tested positive for the virus. Department staff is going door-to-door to provide prevention information for residents in the surrounding area.

This year, four horses in NY have tested positive for the West Nile virus. There has been detection of West Nile Virus in at least six birds and one horse in 2018, according to DHEC. The disease was carried by mosquito-infected migratory birds from Africa, spreading the virus through Europe and into Russian Federation.

Marquez said there has not been a reported case of anyone in Baytown being bitten and coming down with West Nile Virus, but there are three reported cases in the county. As someone who values experienced, knowledgeable, and award-winning journalists covering meaningful stories in Central Illinois, please consider making a contribution.

Residents are urged to protect themselves and to avoid areas where mosquitoes are prevalent. About four out of five people infected with WNV have no symptoms.


Kwit said the risk of getting West Nile virus is highest right now and continues until the first hard frost of the year.

In Ohio, diseases transmitted by infected mosquitoes most often occur from May through October. About 1 in 150 people infected develop a more serious version of the disease. There is no specific treatment for West Nile virus infection, and care is based on symptoms. This virus may cause severe illness in people.

Disposing of old tires, tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots or other unused containers that can hold water.

Cleaning and chlorinating swimming pools that are not being used. Repellents containing EPA-approved active ingredients, such as DEET, picardin or oil of lemon eucalyptus are recommended.

When weather permits, wear long sleeves, long trousers, and socks when outdoors.

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