WEST NILE VIRUS: How to protect your family during Labor Day weekend

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The Region of Waterloo Public Health is reminding those spending time outdoors to use caution after two more mosquito pools tested positive for West Nile virus.

If you do get bitten, West Nile Symptoms include a high fever, a headache and more.

Delaware's Office of the State Veterinarian says it's confirmed two cases of West Nile Virus in horses.

And so far this year in DE two cases of West Nile have been found in humans.

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When outdoors, wear shoes and socks, long trousers and a long-sleeved shirt, and apply insect repellent that contains DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR 3535, according to label instructions.

Water quality supervisor Chris Schroeder says that now until the middle of September is the greatest risk to contract the virus, so you still need to make sure you're protected.

With the number of reported cases rising in recent days, state and city health officials are urging people to take precautions to protect themselves and to mitigate the further spread of the disease.

However, four out of five people infected with West Nile virus will not show any symptoms. About one in 150 people will become severely ill, with symptoms like stiff neck, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, muscle weakness, convulsions or paralysis.

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Recommendations consist of draining standing water from gadgets spherical properties, yards, and businesses.

Rain barrels should have tight seals to keep water in and egg-laying mosquitos out. Mosquitoes can be nearly anywhere, but they're typically around wooded areas and areas that have stagnant bodies of water.

The victim is a 50-year-old man, and his case represents the fifth diagnosis in a MA resident this year, the Boston Public Health Commission said in a statement.

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