New York's Suffolk County has recently reported cases of West Nile Virus. Health officials said that four mosquito samples along with two dead birds have reported the same.
However, humans this year are safe from the virus until now. But, James Tomarken, Suffolk County health commissioner, made a request to people that they should cooperate with their attempts to curb the virus spread.
Either mild or no symptoms are suffered by a majority of infected people, the report said. However, some people could face symptoms such as disorientation, fever, headache and stupor. At times, tremors, convulsions and coma are also likely to be suffered.
The west Nile virus could be transmitted to humans if an infected mosquito bites them. Experts have warned that in some cases, though rare, the virus could even prove fatal.
A small aquatic army has been enlisted by the Plano city now so as to prey on mosquito larvae. The city is making an effort to avoid overuse of chemical agents in the battle against the virus.
"The idea and the hope is that by using larvicides and the fish, by getting the populations of mosquitoes under control, we don't have to use adulticide sprays as often", in the words of Daley.
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