#RNJNEWS : 3 West Nile virus cases confirmed in New Jersey; officials urging residents to take precautions
NEW JERSEY – With the identification of two additional human West Nile Virus (WNV) cases, the Department of Health and Department of Environmental Protection are urging state residents to take precautions to protect themselves from mosquito-borne diseases by taking simple steps to reduce populations of the insect on their properties.
New Jersey now has three human cases of WNV. The first case was found in a 74-year old Hunterdon County resident, which was reported last week. A second case was confirmed in a 76-year old male from Essex County and an 80-year old female from Hudson County has also been diagnosed with West Nile Virus. All three individuals were hospitalized for an average of eight days and have since been discharged. “Residents should protect themselves by using repellent, wearing long sleeves and pants and avoiding the outdoors during dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active,” said New Jersey Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal. “WNV causes mild symptoms, such as fever, headache, body aches or a rash for healthy individuals, but it can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with compromised immune systems.” People over age 50 and people with weak immune systems are at greater risk of developing severe illness.
About one in 150 persons will develop a more severe form of the disease. Symptoms of more serious illness include severe headache, high fever, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness and paralysis.
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Para niños a partir de 1 año: Goibi loción spray antimosquitos pediátrico.
Si es imposible aplicarle a tu pequeño el spray puedes escoger los parches de citronella (se pegan en la ropa y no deja mancha) o las pulseras citronela para niños.
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