Child becomes first Manitoban infected with West Nile Virus in 2018

04 August, 2018, 01:31 | Author: Cassandra Gardner
  • Health Department confirms first case of West Nile Virus in Shelby County

The department of Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living said the case was found in a child under 10 in the Southern Health region in the province.

Health department officials in Fairfax said the adult resident who contracted the disease lives in the northeastern part of the county.

A statement from the Shelby County Health Department on Thursday says the virus has been detected in mosquitoes throughout the county and officials are advising residents to take extra precautions. "It's extremely important to avoid getting bit by mosquitoes".

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That person marks the first human case of the virus reported in Colorado this year. The virus may also be transmitted through contact with other infected animals, their blood, or other tissues.

The number of confirmed infections can vary from year to year.

In a very few cases, West Nile fever leads to encephalitis or meningitis with associated neck stiffness, confusion, or seizures. In Virginia, there were 13, and in the District, there were four. The deadly disease, which can cause serious neurological diseases in humans, was confirmed after samples sent from here tested positive at the National Institute of Virology, Pune. Less than 1 percent of those people contracting the virus will develop severe symptoms.

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As always, eliminate standing water on your property to prevent the development of Culex tarsalis mosquito populations.

Those who are 60 years of age or older are at the greatest risk along with those who have medical conditions like cancer, diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, and or who have received organ transplants.

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