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Two birds test positive for West Nile virus in British Columbia

Dead birds had West Nile - BC News

The Oregon State Veterinary Diagnostic Lab reported yesterday that 11 additional samples from mosquitoes collected last week have tested positive.

WNV is spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito and is not transmitted person to person.

So far in IN there have been two confirmed cases of West Nile virus disease in humans, in Hamilton and Vanderburgh counties.

Use insect repellents with an EPA-registered active ingredient like DEET, especially at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes carrying the virus are most active.

After it rains, you should tip and toss any standing water, where mosquitos may breed, including clogged gutters.

Another measure to prevent the virus is to wear long trousers and long-sleeved shirts to avoid getting bit. Utilize screen doors and windows.

In response to increased West Nile Virus activity, the district will be conducting targeted aerial mosquito control spraying with a twin engine airplane after sunset on Sunday, August 26th, weather permitting.

Mosquitoes are most active at duck and dawn, so take extra protection during those times- wearing long sleeves and trousers if possible.

"It kind of presented in a typical way, like fever, chills and stuff like that, and his became one of the more serious cases where he actually developed encephalitis". "And it's the major problem with West Nile", he added.

SOUTH WINDSOR- The West Nile Virus most recently has been detected in South Windsor.