One human case of West Nile Virus confirmed in Lee County – NBC2 News

LEE COUNTY, Fla.– At least one person has evaluated favorable for West Nile Virus, according to the Lee County Department of Health.
West Nile Virus is infected humans through the bite of a contaminated mosquito. The DOH initially provided a mosquito borne disease advisory on Sept. 26, noting the increase in mosquito-borne illness activity close to Lee County. Several guard chicken flocks had checked favorable for the virus, however no humans cases were reported at the time.
The majority of people infected with West Nile Virus do not feel sick. About 20 % of individuals who are contaminated develop a fever and other signs such as fatigue, pain, and headache, according to the DOH.
Individuals with mild illness generally recover within a week. Less than 1% of infected individuals develop a severe, in some cases fatal health problem.
As a precaution, the Lee County DOH is advising locals to “drain pipes and cover” to help restrict direct exposure. Citizens are also being advised to cover skin with clothing and repellent.
Lee County Mosquito Control District will be treating some locations starting Monday evening. To see their treatment schedule, click on this link.

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