With another positive testing for West Nile Virus in an animal, the Livingston County Health Department is reminding residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites.
Mosquitos breed in stagnant, standing fresh water. While West Nile can infect people of all ages, people over the age of 50 are at higher risk for severe infection.
If symptoms are going to show up, they'll appear between two days and two weeks after a person is bitten by an infected mosquito. He reminded people to wear layers of bug spray, eliminate standing pools of water and use caution when outdoors.
Severe neuroinvasive disease, often involving encephalitis, can occur, more commonly in older adults; and, in rare cases, long-term disability or death can result from the disease. People need to be vigilant about personal protection.
The department said a middle-aged Ida County man tested positive for the virus, but was not hospitalized and is recovering.
Additional information on West Nile can be found here.
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