Mosquito traps test positive for West Nile in Ada County

There are no special precautions or waiting period recommendations for swimming pools regarding ground spraying, the news release said.Health officials report that the risk of the virus is now low, though hotter temperatures in July and August create ideal conditions for the Culex mosquito and West Nile. Animals and people are susceptible.CITY -Health officials in Cleveland County say one resident has already been infected with West Nile Virus.”It’s not likely, most likely you would never know you’ve been exposed”.”A small number of people (about 1 in 150) who get infected develop severe disease called West Nile encephalitis or West Nile meningitis”, Smilanich said.Staff with the county’s Mosquito Abatement & Vector Control Division will work with county Health Services Agency staff and California Department of Public Health staff on this year’s response.At this time no human cases of West Nile virus have been identified in Manitoba.The best way to avoid exposure to West Nile Virus is to avoid mosquito bites.Mosquitos have been trapped in counties to the south – Mesa and Delta – and across the continental divide in the Eastern Slope communities of Boulder, Larimer, Jefferson and Weld counties. Of the 20% that do show symptoms, most experience mild illness with symptoms such as fever, headache, body aches, fatigue, skin rash and occasionally, vomiting and nausea.There are no medications to treat or vaccines to prevent the virus.WNV is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito.