West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird or other animal.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says a mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile virus in York County.
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Dress: Protect yourself from bites by wearing long-sleeved shirts and trousers while outside.
The adult in Cumberland County who tested positive for West Nile virus likely contracted it while out of state, according to the CDC.
Many mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn. Also, you should consult a physician before using repellents on infants. Most people fully recover, but for some, it can develop into a severe illness that affects the central nervous system.
- Wear long sleeves and long trousers. Always follow label directions. She said sites that harbor water, such as flower pots, tarps or clogged gutters, are breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Use screens on open windows and doors. Mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus look for stagnant water to breed in, so be sure gutters and eaves are clear of leaves and debris.
"West Nile Virus is one of those odd ones where 8 out of 10 people won't show symptoms whatsoever", said Hokanson.
Additionally, there has been one confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) which resulted in death.
Officials at the LaSalle County Health Department declined to comment on what part of the county the resident was from, citing patient confidentiality. Four total cases have been reported in Kent County this year and one has been reported in Berrien County.
The CDC has reported less than 20 cases every year dating back to 2013.