Lincoln-Lancaster Health reports first West Nile death of season – KETV Omaha

Lincoln-Lancaster Health reports initially West Nile death of season
The victim was a man in his 80s. Up until now, the 10 cases have actually been reported in the Lincoln-Lancaster Health jurisdiction with 8 needing hospitalization.

HAS THE DETAILS FROM LINCOLN. PRESS REPORTER: MOSQUITOES AND WEST NILE WAS NOT ON ANYONES RADAR AT THIS HIGH SCHOOL CRSOS COUNTRY MEET AT PIONEERS PARK IN LINCOLN THURSDAY. >> > > I DID NOT COME HERE PREPARED FOR THAT. I DIDNT THINK ABOUT THAT AT L.AL REPORTER: MORGAN ROBERTSON IS NOW, AFTER LEARNING OF TWO DEATHS LINKED TO THE VIRUS IN THE OMAHA METRO. NANCY RITTA KNOWS HOW DANGEROUS IT CAN BE. >> > > MY MOTHER HAD WEST NILE IN 2003 AND SHE ALMOST PASSED AWAY FROM IT. SO IT IS A DEADLY VIRUS. PRESS REPORTER: ACROSS NEASKABR THERE HAVE BEEN OVER TWO DOZEN CASES REPORTED EITHER CLINICALLY OR THROUGH BLOOD DONATIONS. DR. JIM NORA OF BRYAN HEALTH SAY HES SEEN PATIENTS IN THEIR HOSPTIALS. >> > > RIGHT NOW THE CASES STATEWIDE HAS ALREADY EXCEEDED THE NUMBER OF CASES LAST YEAR. REPORTER: HEALTH EXPERTS YSA MOST PEOPLE DONT SHOW ANY SYMPTOMS. 1 IN FIVE COULD DEVELOP BODY ACHES, FATIGUE AND HEADACS.HE AND LESS TNHA 1% COULD HAVE SEVERE AFFECTS LEADING T DISORIENTATION, HIGH FEVER, PARALYSIS EVEN DEATH. >> > > YOU CAN GET SERIOUS INFECTION WHETHER YOU YOUNG OR OLD. PRESS REPORTER: LANCASTER COUNTY HAS HAD 3 CASES SO FAR THIS YEAR. THEY HAVE NOT HAAND Y POSITIVE MOSQUITO POOLS FROM THEIR SURVEILANCE TRAPS. >> > > THAT DOESNT MEAN IT CAN” CHANGE. PRESS REPORTER: EXPERTS SAY THE STBE WAY TO PROTECT YOURSELF IS TO COVER YOUR ARMS AND LEGS WNHE OUTSIDE ESPECIALLY AT DAWN AND DUSK. AND USE INSECT REPELLENT TTHA CONTAINS DEET OR OTHER PROVEN INGREDNTSIE AND CHECK YOUR HOME FOR STANDING WATER UNTIL THE FIRST HARD FREEZE. >> > > I KNOW ITS SOMETHING TO

Updated: 11:47 AM CDT Oct 8, 2021

The Lincoln-Lancaster Health Department reported the first West Nile Virus death of the season Friday. That compares to fives cases in 2020 with one death, one case in 2019 and 18 in 2018 with no deaths in either of those years.

The Lincoln-Lancaster Health Department reported the first West Nile Virus death of the season Friday. The victim was a man in his 80s.
LLCHD states it has actually seen ten cases considering that June with eight needing hospitalization. That compares to fives cases in 2020 with one death, one case in 2019 and 18 in 2018 without any deaths in either of those years. Youre advised to take precautions while outdoors and use an EPA-approved bug spray with DEET, picaridin, IR3535, lemon eucalyptus oil, para-menthane diol, or 2-undecanone.

> > MY MOTHER HAD WEST NILE IN 2003 AND SHE ALMOST PASSED AWAY FROM IT. > > RIGHT NOW THE CASES STATEWIDE HAS ALREADY EXCEEDED THE NUMBER OF CASES LAST YEAR. > > YOU CAN GET SERIOUS INFECTION WHETHER YOU YOUNG OR OLD. > > THAT DOESNT MEAN IT CAN” CHANGE. > > I KNOW ITS SOMETHING TO

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