Guyana has first cases of virus new to region

From Newser

By now, most people are familiar with the West Nile Virus, and the effects that it can have on their community.  Kids that play outside, whether at home by the swimming pool or at the woodsy summer camp are sitting ducks for the disease carrying female mosquitoes that carry this potentially lethal virus.   Originating in Guyana, a new virus has been identified that is transmitted by the same vectors, and will hit the united states very soon as a result of traveling human hosts.

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A regional lab confirmed the virus in a 4-year-old child and a 40-year-old man in the eastern part of the country near its border with Suriname, Health Minister Bheri Ramsarran said.

The government has been spraying pesticides to control the two species of mosquitoes that have spread the virus in the Caribbean since the first locally transmitted case was confirmed in the region in December.

"We have been alert," Ramsarran said. "So far Guyana had been spared the brunt of this invasion but now we have discovered the first two cases."

Guyana is the second place on mainland South America to report a locally transmitted case. French Guiana was the first and has had more than 170 cases.

Symptoms of chikungunya, which was first documented in Africa in the 1950s, include severe pain in the joints and a high fever. There is no vaccine and the primary treatment is pain medication for the arthritis-like ache in the bones.

The Pan American Health Organization says there have been more than 60,000 suspected cases throughout the Caribbean since the first locally transmitted case was documented in December. The illness causes high fevers and joint pain but is rarely fatal. There is no vaccine and the main treatment is pain medication.

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From San Francisco Gate

Although this post is from a news service in San Francisco, it reports that the first bird confirmed to be carrying the West Nile Virus in Illinois in 2014 has been confirmed.  West Nile Virus is a dangerous, mosquito-borne disease that is spread from birds to humans via the vector of the Mosquito.  The best way to protect your family from this scourge is to eliminate the mosquitoes from your home, utilizing pesticides.  The most worry-free, automatic way to clear your yard of these pests is an automatic mosquito misting system from Bug Off, Mister!

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed that a bird and mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus.

Department officials say Henry County Health Department employees found a bird that was infected with the virus on May 29 in Colona. Madison County Health Department found a batch of mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile in Godfrey a day later.

Mosquitoes pick up the virus by feeding on infected birds and passing it on through their bits. Common symptoms include fever, nausea, head and muscle aches.

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Summer is here, and with the wet spring that we just experienced here in Illinois comes the inevitable: Mosquitoes.  Mosquitoes breed in wet, swampy areas, or in garden beds that hold moisture.  As many are already aware, the biggest concern about having mosquitoes around are the diseases that they carry and transmit to Humans.  Chief among these, at least now, is the West Nile Virus.  This map from the United States Geological Survey shows all of the documented cases of West Nile Virus in Illinois.  The number of cases is growing exponentially, so what are you going to do about it to protect your family?

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