Two human cases of West Nile reported in the state

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Two human cases of West Nile reported in the state

"It takes 2-6 days to become ill with West Nile virus so when you get bitten by the mosquitoes typically takes 2-6 days to get sick", said Dr. Matthew Cartter, chief Epidemiologist of the state's Dept. of Health.

The New Jersey Department of Public Health reported that 284 mosquito pools in 20 counties have tested positive for WNV.

However, in fact, this involved the first human case reported in Mobile County this year.

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West Nile virus is transmitted through bites from mosquitoes that pick up the virus after feeding on an infected bird, but most mosquitoes and birds do not carry the virus.

While people should be concerned, only one case of West Nile has been documented since previous year.

Symptoms of West Nile virus include fever, confusion, muscles weakness and severe headache.

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About 80 per cent of people bitten by an infected mosquito don't show any symptoms at all, Miller said. DEM and RIDOH also remind Rhode Islanders to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites when traveling to Zika-affected countries.

Keep mosquitoes out of your house by repairing holes in screens and making sure screens fit tightly to doors and windows. "The best way to avoid the disease is to reduce exposure to and eliminate breeding grounds for mosquitoes". Dispose of water-holding containers, such as ceramic pots, used tires, and tire swings.

Change water in bird baths on a weekly basis.

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Turn over wheelbarrows, wading pools, boats, and canoes when not in use. Report swimming pools that are not being properly maintained by contacting the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District at 1-800-429-1022 or They use light traps at 17 different locations that are baited with carbon dioxide to lure the mosquitoes in. Surveillance efforts will continue with trapping and testing of mosquitoes throughout Davis in order to determine next steps.

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