West Nile Virus Detected In West Virginia
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on July 26, 2013 @ 1:01PM
Created on July 25, 2013 @ 5:55PM
Health officials want you to watch for mosquitoes. That's because a case of West Nile Virus has been detected in the Mountain State.
Officials with the Cabell-Huntington Health Department found the virus in a bunch of mosquitoes around a lake. However, no human cases have been reported.
Ted Krafczyk, a public information officer with the Monongalia County Health Department, said the summer is the time West Nile virus tends to pick up in the summer time.
Symptoms of the virus include fever and body aches.
Krafczyk said to protect yourself against the virus you need to make sure there's no standing water on your property. He said that's where the insects tend to breed.
Krafcyzk also advised people to wear repellant with Deet.
"A lot of people don't know theres another type of repellant you can put on your clothes," he said. "It lasts for several washings and it will help repel the mosquitoes."
For more tips about protecting yourself from the West Nile Virus click here.
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