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Spraying for mosquitoes will be done again in Worcester after another batch of the pesky insects tested positive for West Nile Virus.

A year ago in the United States, the West Nile infection was reported in over 2000 patients, causing deaths of 121 people.

The resident became ill on July 27 and was hospitalized the following day, according to a release from Weld County. "These conditions lead to an increased risk of human infection that will likely continue from now until the end of September".

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and state public health officials are advising CT residents to be aware of a rapid build-up of West Nile virus (WNV) activity within the state as recent tests show that infected mosquitoes are rising at levels higher than normal for this time of year.

"Many municipalities have established mosquito control programs, but "the public needs to be vigilant, because this illness has a permanent summer presence in our state", Wallace stated".

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In 2017, 12 Iowans were diagnosed with West Nile virus and two Iowans died. Initial symptoms can include fever, headache, nausea and vomiting, muscle aches and weakness and rash.

Around eight in 10 infected people don't experience symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There is no vaccine or cure for West Nile and about 1 in 150 people infected develop serious illnesses that can affect the central nervous system.

Dr. Joe Anzaldua, the city's medical director and health authority, urges residents to take precautions to reduce West Nile exposure. Dump or drain standing water.

Common places water can accumulate are outdoor features like potted plants and birdbaths, yard debris like, storage bins, kids' toys (including kiddie pools), rain gutters, and even corrugated downspouts.

Be particularly careful at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. Always read the repellent label and consult with a health care provider if you have questions when using these types of products for children. Wear proper clothing and repellent if outside during these times.

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