The other three EEE cases in 2018, all euthanized, were in Monmouth and Camden counties. "Even though we monitor mosquito activity, conduct larvicide treatments, and fog areas of known activity, this is a reminder that people must be vigilant and take personal measures to keep from being bitten by mosquitoes", said Dick.
Three people in Northern Kentucky have been infected with West Nile Virus.
Public Health Solutions this season has confirmed two cases of neuro-invasive West Nile Virus...and one blood donor screened positive for the virus. Health officials recommend using insect repellent with DEET, wear long-sleeved shirts, trousers and socks when outdoors...and avoid going out at dawn or dusk, when mosquitoes are most active.
Florence disaster declared in North Carolina as flooding threat grows
The Wilmington airport had a wind gust clocked at 105 miles per hour (169 kph), the highest since Hurricane Helene in 1958. The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Florence has finally made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.
Nationwide test of emergency alert system will be sent to your phone
The systems allows the president the "communications capability to address the nation during a national emergency". If the test is postponed for some reason, the back-up date is Wednesday, Oct. 3.
President Trump on Hurricane Florence: 'Get out of its way'
The Port of Virginia in Hampton Roads was closed Wednesday but planned to reopen Thursday on news that Florence had veered south. It also could cut September auto sales by about 110,000 vehicles, which would have to be made up later, he wrote.
Wear light-coloured clothing, covering arms and legs in areas where mosquitoes are present. Health officials emphasize the importance of people taking precautions as suggested by the CDC to keep mosquitoes from biting. They also urge you to avoid having standing water on your property, which serves as mosquito breeding grounds, and that horses are vaccinated against the virus.
The Washoe County Health District's Communicable Disease Program investigates all reported cases of diseases such as WNV. Mild symptoms may include fever, headache and body aches, skin rash and swollen lymph glands. Symptoms of the more serious West Nile encephalitis include inflammation of the brain, disorientation, convulsions and paralysis. Residents who experience symptoms are advised to visit their healthcare providers. The virus cycles between birds and mosquitoes with horses and humans being incidental hosts.