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THIRD PERSON TESTED POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS IN CONNECTICUT

Posted by Freddie on September 8, 2018

Three CT Residents Test Positive for West Nile Virus

If you have been following the news lately then you know there have been 3 cases of humans testing positive for the West Nile Virus, the last of which was in Southington. I have been sharing the story and all of it’s updates since the first case on my Google+ page. All 3 cases were Connecticut residents in our areas, Farmington, Newington, and Southington.

So what does this mean for you? Human cases of West Nile Virus in Connecticut are not new, last year there were several human cases as well. There is yearly testing of mosquitoes for West Nile, and reports on the percentage of infected mosquitoes are made public, so stay informed. The best way to stay safe is knowledge, read the paper, sign up for email or text alerts, watch the news, and read reports put out by the CDC and DEEP. The CDC has a website with tons of helpful tips on maintaining a yard that is non-conducive for mosquito habitat. 

Well we all know the mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk, so staying indoors during these times is best. If you must be outdoors during mosquito season wear repellant. Get rid of any water containers in your yard that can create conditions suitable for mosquito larvae. If you start to feel sick after being bitten, seek medical attention. The most common illness related to West Nile Virus is encephalitis. This is a brain swelling disease that is treatable and can be tested for with blood and other tests. 

Get professional help, we are still in our Mosquito and Tick season and are still treating properties for Mosquitoes & Ticks with our Fight The Bite program. Don’t fool around with these potentially life-threatening disease vectors by doing your own treatment. Cal Guardian Pest Control today for a free quote, and keep yourself and your family safe from the West Nile Virus.

Cited WSFB: http://www.wfsb.com/story/38857727/first-2-human-cases-of-west-nile-in-ct-reported

Cited WFSB: http://www.wfsb.com/story/38957006/third-human-case-of-west-nile-virus-reported-in-southington

 

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