Tucson, Arizona 2021-09-21 16:08:15 –
Tucson, Arizona (KGUN) — One case confirmed in 2021 in Pima County. West Nile virus. There was another possible case of a mosquito-borne virus in the county.
according to Arizona Health Department, Pima County is one of four counties in Arizona, with at least one confirmed case.
Maricopa has the most cases, with 78 confirmed and 31 more likely. There are 8 confirmed cases and 12 possible cases in Pinal County. Apache has one confirmed case.
“Currently, high levels of West Nile virus infection are found in many parts of the United States, including a higher than normal number of people with the most severe infection, neuroinvasive disease.” It states. Dr. Bobby Plit [mayoclinic.org]In a press release, Director of the Institute of Clinical Parasitology, Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic. “In neuroinfiltrative disease, the brain and surrounding tissues become inflamed, resulting in permanent brain injury and even death. About 1 in 10 people in neuroinfiltrative disease die, and those who survive are often permanent. Obstacles will be left behind. “
Experts recommend using an insect repellent outdoors to drive off mosquitoes and limit lighting indoors. By eliminating the accumulated water, you can prevent the breeding of mosquitoes.
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