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Man Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in Chester County – Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus Found

The medical tests done on one of the patients in Chester county revealed that the patient is infected with the West Nile virus. This is one of the few cases of West Nile virus infection in the United States of America. With the recent discovery of the West Nile virus mosquitoes, the health officials are alerted. Even though the virus is found regularly in the mosquitoes, this is the first case of infection in Chester County and local areas. The West Nile virus control program announced the positive samples on September 27th after thorough testing on the blood samples. The officials have not yet announced the details about the patient or his location in Chester county.

The cases of Human infection of the West Nile virus are rare. The last known human disease was announced in 2017 from Southeastern Pennsylvania. Before this, there are two confirmed cases of West Nile virus in humans. Due to this virus, the infected human may get severely ill. Most of the times, the patient receives severe cold and fever, which forces him to hospitalize. In rarest of rare cases, the complications may cause illness neurologically and sometimes death.

Any human being with an excellent immune system Is safe from the West Nile virus. But the health officials and West Nile Virus control program officials have advised the people to take precautionary measure. The preventive measures include using mosquito nets, mosquito repellent, keeping the surroundings clean, and others. As the mosquito samples have found the traces of West Nile virus in Chester county and nearby villages, the health officials are on high alert to provide immediate medical assistance to the suspected patient.