West Nile Virus: The world has been fighting with many other diseases right after pandemic. At this time, samples have bee tested positive for West Nile virus in Norfolk.
According to the data made available by the Norfolk Department of Public Health, both the samples collected are collected in the Colonial Place neighborhood on Thursday.
The authorities have now started conducting a mega drive for mosquito control in its neighborhood.
The technicians are looking for any temporary after body which has collected water for many days.
They have launched their operation to spot any such place and also to treat standing water, storm drains and more.
The West Nile Virus is mainly spread by the bite of the mosquito. After the infection enters in the body, the symptoms arise which include diarrhea, vomiting, body aches, headache. In 10% of the cases that are serious, causalities may also happen.
In order to prevent from the infection of west Nile virus, the residents are advised to safeguard their health by taking some preventive steps as given below:
- Avoid using direct insect repellents and mosquito bites
- Try to wear clothing that are loose, light and long
- Make your home doors and windows covered with glass or well screened so as to prevent entries of mosquitoes
- At the same time, it’s crucial to eliminate mosquito breeding sites. You can do this by removing any such item that can hold water like tyre, buckets, toys, etc.
- For maintaining good hygiene, always try to clean roof gutters and downspout screens
If you find the symptoms taking a bad shape, always call your doctor for help.
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