Mosquitoes Near Mitchell Come Back Positive for West Nile

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The Collin County Health Department has confirmed the county's first case of human West Nile Virus this summer.

Infected mosquitoes or larvae have been found at Naperville's Arrowhead Park, southeast of Diehl Road and Washington Street; on Banbury Circle, northwest of Gartner Road and Olesen Drive; and near the intersection of Plank Road and Naper Boulevard.

The first human case of West Nile virus this year has been confirmed in North Covington, according to a release from the Department of Health and Hospitals.

Trapping and testing of mosquitoes in Perth County began in June. July is the worst month for West Nile Virus and this past July provided plenty of places for mosquitos to breed. West Nile Virus is transmitted through a mosquito bite.


The CDC says about one in five people who are infected develop a fever with other symptoms such as headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash.

To help eliminate breeding sites, residents can eliminate any standing water on their property, discard old tires, maintain swimming pools and ponds, change water in bird baths twice a week and keep roof gutters and storm drains free of debris, according to the release. "Less than 1 percent will develop a serious neurologic illness, such as encephalitis or meningitis".

As temperatures rise in midsummer, so do concerns over the threat posed by the West Nile vir...

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