He had the life-threatening neuro-invasive form of West Nile and was paralyzed for a time. The risk of illness from WNV is low; most people will not develop any symptoms if infected.
Below is information from Interior Health on West Nile virus. The majority of people bitten by an infected mosquito will have no symptoms, about 20 percent will have mild flu-like symptoms, and less than 1 percent will become seriously ill.
Details were scant, but City Manager Charlie Barrineau said the state Department of Health and Environmental Control notified local officials Thursday that a person located in the middle of the city tested positive for the mosquito-borne illness.
DPH says a 68-year-old New Castle County man was hospitalized back in July due to illness, and remains hospitalized due to underlying health conditions unrelated to the virus.
Greenwood has a mosquito control policy of its own, based on four pillars: Community education to reduce the potential for mosquitoes, preventative application of insecticides to attack mosquitoes prior to their emergence as adults, preventative application of insecticides to attack the adult mosquito population and trapping and monitoring mosquitoes in high concentration areas.
Vajpayee's condition remains critical, Venkaiah Naidu, Amit Shah visit AIIMS
He was taken to the hospital with chest congestion, kidney infection, urinary tract infection and other associated conditions. Following the death of the leader, the BJP's national executive meeting scheduled for August 18 and 19 has been cancelled.
Prevent mosquito breeding around your home and remove standing water; change water in bird baths twice a week; unclog rain gutters; install a pump in ornamental ponds or stock them with fish. Mosquitoes lay their larvae in standing water.
Maintain window and door screening to help keep mosquitoes outside.
Avoid outdoor activities at dusk and dawn.
Dr Jolyon Medlock, PHE's head of medical entomology, told Mail Online: "While we have detected this mosquito species in areas around the Thames Estuary, we have not detected the virus itself". Check the product label for instructions on proper use.
Use insect repellent containing DEET.