Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Medical | By Garry George

Dallas County Reports First Human Case Of West Nile Virus This Year

Dallas County Reports First Human Case Of West Nile Virus This Year

Weld County saw 27 human cases of the virus past year.

Elizabeth Schiffman says the hot and dry weather in July and August make conditions ripe for the species of mosquito which carries the virus.

No locally acquired human cases have been found in Santa Cruz County this season or in years past.

Drain standing water around your home.

On Tuesday, he reminded residents to take efforts to minimize the chance of being bitten by mosquitoes during their peak dawn and dusk feeding times; using insect repellant, and wearing loose fitting personal clothing when going outside.

In humans, West Nile virus can cause fever and encephalitis, an infection that can cause inflammation of the brain and death.

"If you have questions or need help with a mosquito problem, contact the Lake County Vector Control District at or 707-263-4770", she added.

"However, the trapping and testing results can quickly change on a weekly basis", he said.

When the larvae mature into adults, they bring out spray trucks.

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.

There are no special precautions or waiting period recommendations for swimming pools regarding ground spraying, the news release said. "This includes all of our parks and ponds in the City".

This is the last I've got in the store. "We have rental houses and property to protect", he said.

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