• West Nile Virus found in Vermont pool
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     | August 09,2014
     

    BURLINGTON — The Vermont Health Department says tests have detected West Nile virus for the first time this season.

    The virus was found in mosquitoes collected from a pool in St. Albans on July 29.

    Last year, 28 of 1,328 mosquito pools tested positive for West Nile virus. One human case was reported in Vermont last year; a patient in Lamoille County who recovered.

    State Epidemiologist Patsy Kelso says if West Nile is being found, it’s likely that eastern equine encephalitis is as well.

    Kelso says people should take precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

    Symptoms of West Nile are often mild, but can include high fever. In rare cases, it can be fatal.

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