Mosquitoes In Pennsylvania Positive For West Nile Virus
Posted on June 7, 2012
Mosquito tests positive in York Co.
updated 5/22/2012 10:35:33 PM ET
A mosquito in York County has tested positive for West Nile Virus.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said this is the earliest detection of the virus in York County compared to previous years.
Two cases have already been reported in Dauphin County.
The mild winter has meant more mosquitoes, which could lead to more West Nile than in years past.
Symptoms of West Nile include, fever, neck stiffness, vomiting, nausea, a rash on the skin and swollen lymph glands.
To prevent the spread of the West Nile Virus, health officials recommend using insect repellent, getting rid of standing water in the yard and repairing broken screens on a home’s doors and windows.