Jul 24, 2013 6:28 PM
The first human West Nile case in Glenn County has been identified.
The Orland man who is infected with the virus is recovering in a local hospital. And while health officials expect him to survive, they are worried about others contracting the disease.
“We are concerned that the virus is present in both north and south counties,” said Scott Gruendl, Director at Glenn County Health Services Agency. “West Nile remains a significant illness and the public needs to take action.”
To help people protect themselves of this virus, Gruendl advises following the “Five D’s Of Safety”: 1) Check all doors and windows for unwanted openings; 2) Drain all standing water; 3) Dress in long sleeves and pants; 4) Avoid going outdoors at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active; and 5) Use DEET—a heavy duty insect repellent.
Fogging to kill mosquitoes that carry West Nile Virus will take place in Butte County Wednesday night and in Glenn County Thursday night.