More mosquitoes test positive for West Nile

Trap tests positive for West Nile virus

The Georgia Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that mosquitos in Chatham County have tested posted for the West Nile Virus.

With the summertime bringing about a higher number of mosquitoes in the province, Alberta Health Services wants to remind Albertans to take precautions necessary to protect themselves against West Nile virus infection.

However, this first positive mosquito pool of the season is an indicator that the virus is still in our community.

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Siraj's teenage son, Akmal Raisani, had also been killed in an attack during a football match in the same district in 2011. Underscoring the security threat, were Friday's bombings that killed 69 people in the latest election related violence.

Limit outdoor activity at dawn and dusk.

-Trimming tall grass, weeds, and vines, as mosquitos use these areas to rest during hot daylight hours, and landscaping to prevent water from pooling in low-lying areas. Not all mosquitos carry the virus, and only 20 percent of individuals bitten by an infected mosquito will develop symptoms. Mosquitoes can then transmit it to other birds or to humans or horses.

Most people who get West Nile don't exhibit symptoms of the virus.

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Make sure door and window screens fit securely and are free of holes.

The West Nile virus originated in Uganda in 1937 when it was isolated in a woman in the West Nile area of the country, according to the World Health Organization. For more information call the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District at 530-533-6038 or 530-342-7350.

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