West Nile Mosquitoes Now Identified In 12 Connecticut Communities

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West Nile and EEE are transmitted via mosquito bite.

29 OH counties (including Cuyahoga) have reported West Nile activity, which is mostly spread through mosquitoes.

Visit the DCPH West Nile Virus website at dentoncounty.com/WNV for additional information including resources listing common backyard mosquito sources, frequently asked questions, and the latest local news.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment provides a full database of West Nile contractions in the state, and ways to prevent mosquito bites. People age 60 and older bear the most risk from the disease, according to the agency. "We will not be able to completely eradicate West Nile virus from the mosquito population, but we can reduce human transmission and save lives".

In Louisiana, a resident of Alexandria in Rapides Parish recently died after contracting West Nile virus.

The Ohio Department of Health reported the year's first human case of West Nile virus. Experts are urging that anyone outdoors for extended periods during those times wear long sleeves and long trousers, socks and shoes, as well as repellent.

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Outdoor containers, such as swimming pools, birdbaths and flower pots, which may collect and hold water where mosquitoes can breed, should be emptied frequently.

"When we get a report back of a human case here in our parish that automatically leads us to step up", said Trevor Strother the contract supervisor at the Allen Parish Mosquito Control.

Apply insect repellent containing DEET, Picaridin, IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus to clothes and exposed skin.

Mosquitoes are most active in the early morning and evening.

Check your window and door screens to make sure there are no holes to allow mosquitoes in your home.

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