JVC identified in mosquitos in Atkinson, Hampstead, DHHS says

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The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services reported that this year they identified the first batches of mosquitoes that test positive for the Jamestown Canyon virus. Health officials said the first positive batch was collected in Atkinson on Aug. 2, and the second positive batch was collected in Hampstead on Aug. 4. swimming pools, but sometimes people too, but it seems to be a virus that we have more often here in New Hampshire in the late summer,” says Dr Alex Granok, infectious diseases doctor. No human cases have been found yet. mosquito infections will transmit to a person in Atkinson and Hampstead, officials say, is low. Symptoms are typically mild and can include fever, headache and fatigue, but JCV can be fatal in some cases and there is no vaccine to treat it.” (We) really find out that someone can have this virus if they have more severe symptoms like confusion, seizures. These are signs of encephalitis that all emphasize that only a small number of people who contract this virus actually get this virus,” Granok said. The CDC says there are an average of 16 cases reported in the United States each year, and there is significant underdiagnosis and underreporting of less severe cases.” Try to be outside when the mosquitoes are more active. Some mosquitoes tend to eat at dawn and dusk, some tend to eat at night,” Granok said. “If you do go outside during those hours, use a good insect repellent, I usually recommend DEET because it works.” bushes and protect yourself from bites by sealing holes in doors or windows, wearing protective clothing, and avoiding early morning or evening outdoor activities. There have been 19 cases of JCV in the state since it was launched. first case of the disease was reported in 2013.

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services reported that this year they identified the first batches of mosquitoes that test positive for the Jamestown Canyon virus.

Health officials said the first positive batch was collected in Atkinson on Aug. 2, and the second positive batch was collected in Hampstead on Aug. 4.

“Usually appears late in the summer, which seems to be when we usually see our rising numbers first in mosquito pools, but sometimes in humans, but it seems to be a virus that we have more often in the late summer here in New Hampshire,” said Dr. Alex Granok, infectious disease physician.

No cases have been found in humans yet.

The risk of a mosquito transmitting infections to a person in Atkinson and Hampstead is low, officials say.

Symptoms are usually mild and can include fever, headache, and fatigue, but JCV can be fatal in some cases and there is no vaccine to treat it.

“(We) really find out that someone can have this virus if they have more severe symptoms like confusion, seizures. These are signs of encephalitis all of which highlight that only a small number of people who get this virus actually get this virus,” Granok said.

The CDC says there are an average of 16 cases reported each year in the United States, and there is significant underdiagnosis and underreporting of minor cases.

“Try to be outside when the mosquitoes are more active. Some mosquitoes tend to eat at dawn and dusk, others tend to eat at night,” Granok said. “If you do go outside during those hours, use a good insect repellent. I usually recommend DEET because it works.”

Health officials suggest eliminating mosquito habitats and breeding grounds such as standing water, be aware of mosquitoes in weeds, tall grass and shrubs, and protect yourself from bites by sealing holes in doors or windows, protective wearing clothes and avoiding outdoor activities in the beginning. morning or evening.

There have been 19 cases of JCV in the state since the first case of the disease was reported in 2013.

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