2 confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in Johnson County, KS

2 confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in Johnson County, KS

A blood donor in Sanilac County tested positive for the virus, health officials said. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, all residents in areas where virus activity has been identified are at risk of contracting West Nile encephalitis.

Mosquitoes like this one can infect human beings with the West Nile Virus. The western two-thirds of the state is the most high-risk part of Kansas, while northeast Kansas is at moderate risk.

They're the first cases of West Nile this year in Kansas. People who are elderly, have compromised immunity, have cancer, have alcoholism or other factors that make them more susceptible to a neuroinvasive disease are more at risk.

Symptoms of West Nile are similar to that of the flu, but only about 20 percent of victims show signs of the disease, which can take three to 14 days to incubate, according to the World Health Organization.

Certain mosquito species carry the West Nile virus, which can cause humans to contract West Nile encephalitis, an infection that can result in an inflammation of the brain.

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In each case, Chipotle has worked closely with health officials as investigations have been carried out and solutions implemented. Chipotle closed a restaurant in Powell, Ohio , on Monday following reports that customers got sick after eating there.

When you are outdoors, use insect repellent containing an EPA-registered active ingredient on skin and clothing, including DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535.

Make sure you have good screens on your windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out. The reported cases are in Hinds (2) and Itawamba counties. Drill holes in tire swings so water drains out.

Horses can also be infected with WNV. Turn wading pools upside down when not in use.

Symptoms include fever, headache, weakness, muscle pain, arthritis-like pain, gastrointestinal symptoms and rash.

Most people who are infected do not experience symptoms, the CDC warns.

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