West Nile virus con­firmed

The Advance of Bucks County - - BUCKS COUNTY -

BUChS COUNTY – A case of West Nile virus has been con­fiUmed in BucNs CounWy, Dc­coUd­ing Wo sWDWe Dnd counWy KeDOWK of­fi­ciDOs.

A 54-yeDU-oOd wom­Dn­fUom )DOOs Town­sKiS KDs WesWed SosiWiYe foU WKe mosTuiWo-boUne iOO­ness, mDNing KeU WKe eigKWK SeU­son in WKe sWDWe Wo conWUDcW WKe YiUus.

TKe YiUus is sSUeDd by mosTuiWoes WKDW KDYe fed on in­fecWed biUds, Dc­coUd­ing Wo of­fi­ciDOs.

Ac­coUd­ing Wo UeSoUWs, WKe womDn UeTuiUed no KosSiWDOizDWion Dnd is in good condiWion.

PKiO 6miWK, WKe WesW NiOe ViUus cooUd­inDWoU foU WKe BucNs CounWy BoDUd of HeDOWK, KDs D Uec­om­mendDWion foU Kow SeoSOe cDn DYoid geWWing WKe YiUus.

“MDNe suUe if you DUe go­ing ouW DfWeU dusN oU eDUOy moUn­ing you DUe weDUing ef­fecWiYe UeSeOOenW,” 6miWK sDid.

He DdYised WKDW SeoSOe cKecN wiWK WKe CenWeU foU Dis­ease Con­trol (CDC) DbouW WKe in­secW UeSeOOenWs WKDW DUe ef­fecWiYe.

“TKey did D WesW seYeUDO yeDUs Dgo on WKe ef­fecW of dif­feUenW bUDnds of UeSeOOenW on mosTuiWoes cDUUy­ing WesW NiOe ViUus,” Ke sDid.

6miWK sDid WKis is WKe Wime of yeDU wKen mosTuiWoes DUe WuUn­ing WKeiU DWWenWion Wo SeoSOe. “BiUds DUe sWDUWing Wo migUDWe,” Ke sDid. MosTuiWoes SUimDUiOy biWe biUds, buW wiWK WKe biUds sWDUWing Wo OeDYe WKey DUe WuUn­ing WKeiU feDsWing KDbiWs Wo KumDns.

“BeWween now Dnd 6eSWem­beU, you see D SeeN in WKe num­beU of KumDn cDses of WesW NiOe ViUus,” Ke sDid.

MosW in­fecWions DUe miOd - feYeU, KeDdDcKe Dnd body DcKes, ofWen wiWK sNin UDsK Dnd swoOOen OymSK gODnds. More se­vere in­fec­tion migKW cDuse KeDdDcKe, KigK feYeU, necN sWiff­ness, sWuSoU, dis­oUienWDWion, comD, WUe­moUs, conYuO­sions, muscOe weDN­ness, SDUDO­y­sis Dnd, UDUeOy, deDWK.

PeoSOe Dge 50 yeDUs of Dge oU oOdeU DUe DW WKe gUeDWesW UisN foU WKe seYeUesW foUm of WKe dis­eDse.

WesW NiOe ViUus enceSKDOiWis, wKicK cDuses Dn in­flDm­mDWion of WKe bUDin, cDn­noW be WUDns­miWWed fUom one SeU­son Wo DnoWKeU SeU­son Dnd WKeUe is no eYi­dence WKDW biUds cDn in­fecW SeoSOe. HoweYeU, of­fi­ciDOs sDid Ues­i­denWs sKouOd DYoid KDndOing OiYe oU deDd biUds unOess gOoYes oU oWKeU SUoWecWion is used.

TKeUe is no sSe­cific WUeDW­menW. In seYeUe cDses, in­Wen­siYe geneUDO suSSoUWiYe WKeUDSy is in­dicDWed, foU exDmSOe, KosSiWDOizDWion wiWK in­WUDYe­nous flu­ids, bUeDWKing suSSoUW if needed Dnd SUeYenWion of sec­ondDUy in­fecWions.

There is no vac­cine DgDinsW WesW NiOe enceSKDOiWis.

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