According to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, the vast majority of people who contract West Nile will never show symptoms, but the disease is still serious for one in every 150 people infected. The Greenwood case falls into Category 2, defined as a "high" probability of human outbreak in a focal area.
West Nile disease is a mosquito born illness that mimics flu symptoms. This is more likely to occur in those over 50 years of age and those with medical conditions or weakened immune systems.
West Nile is a mosquito-borne virus.
Although the risk of infection from handling birds is very low, the health authority warns that wild birds should not be handled using bare hands.
Mosquitoes can also transmit West Nile virus to horses and occasionally to other animals.
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"To date, there have been no human cases reported, no positive mosquito pools identified, and no positives identified by Canadian Blood Services through their screen program", Interior Health said in a release. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by either draining or getting rid of items that hold water. Any standing body of water can be a breeding area: backyard pools, flowerpots, bird baths, rain gutters, tarps and tires.
Maintain window and door screening to help keep mosquitoes outside.
Avoid activities outside at dusk and dawn. This is important, particularly for people who work outdoors or where mosquitoes are found.
Residents should wear light coloured clothing, long trousers, long sleeves, as well as shoes and socks during peak mosquito times to prevent mosquito bites. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long trousers. Apply insect repellents sparingly to exposed skin. "Some steps you can take include using Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents, wearing light-colored long-sleeved shirts and trousers when outside and using mosquito netting to protect infants in carriages, strollers and playpens".