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Uh Oh! A human case of West Nile has hit the Suncoast
By Francesco Abbruzzino, The Scoop News
Remember around a month ago, when West Nile was discovered in a mosquito, within the Venice area? Well a second West Nile issues has appeared on the Suncoast, this time in Manatee County and this time it is a human case.
They are still actively spraying within Sarasota County, as you can see with tonight’s spray zone.
Friday, August 24: An aerial treatment to kill adult mosquitoes is scheduled for Rural Sarasota, Verna Road and Myakka Road area, zone R8. pic.twitter.com/CQCoC3D1Wr
— Sarasota Mosquito (@SRQMosquitoMgmt) August 24, 2018
Also, here is some information on submitting a service request for your area.
Submit a service request by following the link below:https://t.co/Ls0nvy1oKP
— Sarasota Mosquito (@SRQMosquitoMgmt) February 5, 2018
What should you look for, when it comes to symptoms of West Nile? Well Twenty percent of the people infected with West Nile will have symptoms that includes:
- Body Aches
- Vomiting and nausea
The DOH has put out some advice regarding avoiding being bitten by the pesky bugs. You can start with the area where they tend to lay their eggs. Avoid ad if you can clean out: standing water like ditches, clogged rain gutters, flower pots, buckets, or other containers that can hold rainwater.
The DOH recommends that individuals should protect themselves from mosquito bites:
- Use an EPA-registered insect repellent when going outside
- Wear long sleeves and long pants
- Treat your clothes with permethrin to repel mosquitoes
- Avoid being outside during peak biting times – early morning and evening
- Get rid of any containers that can hold water
- Use a mosquito dunk or larvicide for areas of standing water that can’t be drained
- Keep grass in your yard cut short
- Make sure your doors and windows have screens to keep mosquitoes out of your house
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