First mosquitoes of the summer tests positive for West Nile in London

An infected mosquito can spread the West Nile virus

West Nile Virus found in London trap

Four regions of the state remain under a high-risk warning for WNV, including north central, south central, northwest, and southwest Kansas.

Mosquitoes found in Keney Park tested positive for West Nile virus, according to state officials.

So far this season, mosquitos carrying the West Nile Virus have been found in more than 10 communities. Only a very small per cent of people, one per cent, develop neuroinvasive West Nile, which can cause inflammation of the brain. People who have had the virus are considered immune.

According to officials, there were three reported cases of West Nile virus in the county past year.

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The City says that it has never had a confirmed diagnosis of West Nile virus in humans. WNV can be spread to people through mosquito bites, but it is not spread from person to person.

Many mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn. "So does receiving an organ transplant", according to the CDC, which also noted the risk can be lessened by wearing long sleeves and trousers, using insect repellent and keeping screens on windows and doors. "Removing standing water from your property is also a great way to reduce the number of places mosquitoes can breed". Turn wading pools upside down when not in use. Drill holes in tire swings so water drains out. He said the last time Guilford had a reported case of the disease in a human was back in 2000.

Greg Lakin, KDHE's chief medical officer, said in a statement Tuesday afternoon that most cases of West Nile are not serious. Severe symptoms of WNV are associated with encephalitis or meningitis, and may include a stiff neck, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, muscle weakness, convulsions and paralysis.

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