First human case of West Nile virus reported in Allegheny County since 2018 – WTAE Pittsburgh

US HERE ON THIS MONDAY. 12:30. I’M KELLY SASSO. SAMPLES OF MOSQUITOES IN PITTSBURGH’S WEST END NEIGORHBHOOD CAME BACK POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS. THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL BE TREATING THE AFFECTED AREAS WITH PESTICIDE. THEY WILL BEOING G OUT TOMORROW NIGHT FROM 8:00 TO 10:00 P.M. THIS WILL HELP LOWERHE T MOSQUITO POPULATION AND MINIMIZE THE RISK OF HUMAN TRANSMISSION. WE’RE TOLD THE PESTICIDE DON’EST HURT HUMANS OR PETS. THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS THERE HAVE BEEN NO RERTPOED HUMAN CASES OF WEST NILE VIRUS IN ALLEGHENY COUNTY SINCE 2018. COUNTY OFFICIALS ARE URGING PEOPLE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM MOSQUITOES BY GETTING RID OF ANY STANDING WATER IN THEIR YARDS, MAKING SURE OPEN WINDOWS AND DOORS HAVE SCREENS,

First human case of West Nile virus reported in Allegheny County since 2018

West Nile virus identified in Aspinwall man, Health Department says

Allegheny County’s first human case of West Nile virus since 2018 has been identified in an Aspinwall man, the county Health Department said Thursday.Related video above: Spraying for West Nile virus in PittsburghInformation on the health of the 60-year-old man was not available, the county said.Mosquito traps have been set up in the Aspinwall area, and the Zenivex E20 pesticide has been used in targeted areas where West Nile has been detected, the Health Department said. The pesticide is not harmful to humans or pets, health officials said.The state has seen two other reported cases of West Nile virus this year, both in eastern Pennsylvania.Health officials advise getting rid of standing water in yards, making sure that open windows and doors have screens, and using insect repellent on exposed skin, especially at dawn and dusk. The county has an online form to report complaints about properties with stagnant water.

Allegheny County’s first human case of West Nile virus since 2018 has been identified in an Aspinwall man, the county Health Department said Thursday.

Related video above: Spraying for West Nile virus in Pittsburgh

Information on the health of the 60-year-old man was not available, the county said.

Mosquito traps have been set up in the Aspinwall area, and the Zenivex E20 pesticide has been used in targeted areas where West Nile has been detected, the Health Department said. The pesticide is not harmful to humans or pets, health officials said.

The state has seen two other reported cases of West Nile virus this year, both in eastern Pennsylvania.

Health officials advise getting rid of standing water in yards, making sure that open windows and doors have screens, and using insect repellent on exposed skin, especially at dawn and dusk. The county has an online form to report complaints about properties with stagnant water.

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