North Carolina's first death and first confirmed case of West Nile virus in 2018 happened in Cumberland County, where an elderly person contracted the illness, according to the NC Department of Health and Human Services.
MOSES LAKE A total of seven mosquito pools have tested positive for West Nile virus, with the pools located mainly near the Potholes Reservoir and in southern Grant County.
Mosquitoes captured by health officials in Burlington this week have tested positive for West Nile virus.
Ravens, jays and crows can be susceptible to the virus, and may die if infected. Mosquitoes that carry the West Nile Virus are more likely to bite during the evening, night, and early morning. About one in five people who are infected develop a fever and other symptoms.
WNV is most commonly transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito.
Wear shoes, socks, long trousers, and a long-sleeved shirt when outdoors for long periods, or when mosquitoes are most active.
Minimize time spent outdoors between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
If you have a weak immune system, consider limiting your exposure during dusk and dawn.
Use air-conditioning and make sure window and door screens are in good fix to prevent mosquitoes from getting inside.
Drain standing water. Mosquitoes require water to complete their life cycle.
She said mild symptoms of West Nile can be mistaken for tiredness or other minor illnesses.
It is not known if the victim lived in Robeson County, said Bill Smith, county Health Department director.
If you use sunscreen, apply sunscreen first and inspect repellent second.
Remove standing water to reduce areas where mosquitos can breed in areas such as gutters, birdbaths and pet water dishes.
Otaigbe said the most important thing is to use repellent containing DEET on your skin, and there is another ingredient you should use to protect your clothes.