The most serious cases of West Nile virus infection can lead to encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain, which can be fatal.
For more information, refer to the Centers for Disease Control website, cdc.gov, for information on West Nile virus, the Environmental Protection Agency website, epa.gov for finding the correct insect repellant and the Washington Department of Health website, doh.wa.gov, for more information for statewide prevalence.
A recent surge in West Nile Virus cases has North Dakota health officials reminding residents the season isn't over - yet. People 60 years of age and older and individuals with diabetes or hypertension have a higher chance of getting sick, and are more likely to develop complications. Those include 37 birds in Yolo County (including 11 in Davis) as well as 87 mosquito samples.
"Unfortunately you can still get west Nile".
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The health department also encourages residents to be aware of peak mosquito activity times around dusk and dawn.
And check and fix screen doors to help prevent mosquitoes from entering your home.
Drain standing water in flower pots, pet dishes or clogged gutters so mosquitoes don't have a place to breed, and treat water that can't be drained.
West Nile virus can not spread from person to person. Eliminate all sources of standing water on your property by emptying flower pots, old vehicle tires, buckets and other containers.