The patient's zip code was 75229, which is in Northwest Dallas just south of 635. Symptoms of these diseases might include headache, rash, high fever, stiff neck, mental confusion, muscle weakness, tremors, convulsions, coma, and paralysis. Health officials recommend using bug repellents containing "deet".
Dusk & Dawn: Limit outdoor activities during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
One human case of the mosquito-borne illness was confirmed in DE last year, and that was the first such case in two years.
The West Nile virus is most commonly transmitted to humans by mosquitoes.
According to a press release from MCPH, there have been no human cases reported so far this year in Miami County, but OH has seen two human cases in Ross and Lake counties. In North America, that means that mosquito season - extending from the late spring through the fall - is West Nile season. In addition, in Vernon there is a trap to detect the Aedes albopictus mosquito, which can carry the Zika virus.
Since the summer of 1999, West Nile virus has quietly spread to most states in the USA.
The mosquitos get the virus by feeding on infected birds.
"There is no specific treatment, but there is supportive care", said Kwit, such as taking medicine, getting plenty of liquids and resting.
West Nile can become fatal if it progresses to a neuroinvasive disease, such as encephalitis and meningitis. They are monitoring and treating standing water in public areas as part of a pest management program.