The centre for disease control says most people who get infected will show no symptoms, but the disease can be serious for one of about every 150 who are infected. The majority of people bitten by an infected mosquito will have no symptoms, about 20 percent will have mild flu-like symptoms, and less than 1 percent will become seriously ill.
In a two-page press release, Interior Health said two dead ravens from the Kimberley area tested positive for West Nile.
The Department of health in Nassau County issued similar warnings in June after Eastern equine encephalitis virus was found in horses in the county.
"Those over 50 and with underlying health conditions are at higher risk of more severe disease".
Although the risk of infection from handling birds is very low, the health authority warns that wild birds should not be handled using bare hands.
In addition to those cases, health officials say three blood donors in MI have had West Nile detected in their blood in 2018.
Health officials say the best ways to prevent West Nile are: using insect repellents containing DEET, emptying standing water from containers around your home, wearing long sleeves and trousers from dusk to dawn when mosquitoes are most active and repairing damaged screens on windows and doors. Mosquitoes lay their larvae in standing water.
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Avoid outdoor activities at dusk and dawn.
Mosquitos which carry a deadly virus that has killed 22 people have been found in Southend.
Install or Repair Screens - Some mosquitoes like to come indoors.
Wear protective clothing. If you are in an area with many mosquitoes, wear loose fitting, light-coloured clothing, full-length trousers, and a long-sleeved shirt.
Wear loose fitting, light-coloured clothing, full-length trousers, and a long-sleeved shirt. Apply insect repellent to clothing to help prevent bites.
-Repel: Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved insect repellents when outdoors, such as those containing the active ingredient DEET.