West Life Virus is posing a threat to the inhabitants of New York. High concentration of this virus has been found by the Health Department in the areas of the State.
A number of mosquitoes have been examined positive carrying the virus, but no human cases have been found yet. The health providers of the region have been warned against the spread of the virus and were advised to report the cases to the authorities concerned, if any. The most common symptoms of West Nile Virus are headache, fever and extreme fatigue.
As expressed by Dr. Thomas Farley, New York City Health Commissioner, stagnant water is generally the home for mosquitoes, so it’s advisable to keep changing the standing water in order to shield against the virus. Moreover, the summers are going on, so people, especially 50 years or older, keep themselves unexposed to mosquitoes by wearing repellants while going out in the evening.
The Health Department will spray the mosquito repellant in areas of Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx to reduce mosquito populations, next week.
Certain guidelines have been issued by the Health Department to secure people against getting caught with this virus. It includes using insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, keeping windows closed and repaired, replacing standing water, keeping the drainage clean, ensuring the cleanliness of gutters, constantly cleaning and chlorinating the swimming pools, covering the open water and calling at 311 if any standing water is found.