The Delaware General Health District will be fogging for mosquitoes in Trenton and Porter townships today after a mosquito collection trap yielded a positive result for West Nile virus. Mosquitoes may bite through thin clothing, so spraying clothes with repellent containing permethrin or another EPA-registered repellent will give extra protection.
Although there were no reported cases in Elgin-St.
West Nile Virus is a potentially serious infection and can cause death.
The New Jersey Department of Health reported that there have been eight samples across five states that have tested positive, but that as of June 9 no reports of any human cases. West Nile Virus is active throughout the State of California. If you experience symptoms of West Nile Virus, contact your medical provider. This is also called West Nile encephalitis or meningitis.
Take extra care during peak mosquito biting hours. Mosquitoes contract the virus when they feed on infected birds, then spread the virus when the mosquitoes seek other hosts to bite. The incubation period for the virus is anywhere from three days to two weeks. Around 1 in 5 people who are infected will develop a fever, with other possible symptoms including headache, aches and pains, throwing up, diarrhea or rash.