West Nile Virus Found in New Hampshire Mosquitos

Manchester, NH - The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services says two batches of mosquitoes from the City of Manchester have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

These are the first mosquito batches to test positive for WNV in 2017 and the first positive test results of the season.

Health officials say no humans or animals have tested positive for WNV or Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) this year.

The New Hampshire Department of Health says it's a good reminder that residents and visitors need to make sure they take precautions to prevent being bitten by mosquitos while enjoying the outdoors.

Residents and visitors to New Hampshire should protect themselves and their family members by using an effective mosquito repellant that contains 30% DEET, wearing long sleeves and pants at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active, and removing standing water from around your home so mosquitoes do not have a place to breed.

Symptoms of the WNV usually appear within a week after being bitten by an infected mosquito, although many people can be infected and not develop any symptoms, or only develop very mild symptoms.

Symptoms can include flu-like illness including fever, muscle aches, headaches, and fatigue.

If you or someone you know is experiencing flu-like symptoms, including fever and headache, contact your local medical provider.


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