According to the report, occasionally live chickens are tested to determine if West Nile is present in a particular area.
DEP and county partners throughout the state will also conduct routine, localized spraying events to control infected adult populations of mosquitoes.
To date, DCHHS has reported three human WNV cases year to date.
In European Union (EU) countries, 111 cases of the virus - mostly in Italy and Greece - have been reported so far in 2018. Mosquitoes that carry the West Nile Virus are more likely to bite during the evening, night, and early morning. Infected mosquitoes can then spread the virus to humans and other animals when they bite. "Get rid of even small amounts of standing water around your home". Remove trash and clutter, including discarded waste tires, buckets, tarps and any other items that could collect water. Make sure swimming pools and fountains are operational and circulating. Apply insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR 3535 according to label instructions.
In June, all five boroughs were sprayed with pesticides in an attempt to combat the West Nile virus carried by mosquitoes.
The department has not confirmed any cases of the virus in humans within Tuscarawas County.
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"The best way to avoid mosquito-borne diseases is to prevent mosquito bites", states the DOH website.
Dallas is not alone in reporting West Nile virus cases.
Common symptoms of West Nile virus include fever, headache, body aches and rash.
Approximately 80 percent of people who are infected with West Nile virus will not show any symptoms at all, but there is no way to know in advance if you will develop an illness or not. A blood or cerebrospinal fluid sample may be collected for laboratory testing.
Death from infection with West Nile virus is 10 percent for those diagnosed with severe illness, but is much higher for patients diagnosed with West Nile virus encephalitis and acute flaccid paralysis.