The risk of illness from WNV is low; most people will not develop any symptoms if infected.
Another six municipalities in Attica were added to the areas that have reported cases of the West Nile virus this summer while cases have been documented in at least 39 municipalities, including central suburbs like Kallithea, Egaleo and Piraeus.
Dead birds have tested positive for West Nile virus in the Interior Health region.
The first North American cases of West Nile were detected in New York City in 1999 and since then, it has established itself in the continental United States and Canada, the B.C. Centre for Disease Control says. This is more likely to occur in those over 50 years of age and those with medical conditions or weakened immune systems, according to public health officials.
The Department of Health in Bay County has confirmed a third case of West Nile Virus infection in Panama City.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) confirmed that one resident of Berrien County, one resident of Kent County, one resident of Oakland County, and five residents of Wayne County including one death, have been reported so far this year.
MI has seen outbreaks of West Nile virus every summer since 2002.
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A key step in the prevention of West Nile is reduction of mosquito breeding grounds. Any standing body of water can be a breeding area: backyard pools, flowerpots, bird baths, rain gutters, tarps and tires.
Install screens on windows.
Avoid outdoor activities at dusk and dawn.
"Wearing long sleeves, long trousers, kind of loose fitting clothing".
Some tips include: draining standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying and covering skin with clothes or repellent.
-Repel: Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved insect repellents when outdoors, such as those containing the active ingredient DEET.