Warnings are being raised by Connecticut officials seeing the significant rise in the number of infected mosquitoes this year, a recent report reveals. Unmatched weather conditions being noticed recently and regularly are a thing of more concern, they add.
State health officials have told that mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus are increasing day by day and extreme health hazards may be faced due to the same this summer. The reason is being said to be combined wet and warm temperatures being experienced.
While the count has almost doubled the mosquito species revealed in the last year, it is being said tragically that no symptoms are shown by anyone with the virus. People tested positive for the virus never tend to complain about a headache or even fever before the disease, the Connecticut Mosquito Management Program has found.
It has been alerting elderly people mainly as according to it, such people are most at the risk of suffering brain inflammation or meningitis. Even death may be seen in some 3-15% of infected people, says the program.
Recommendations have thus been released so as to ensure no more infections, which include tight fitting of doors and windows and less outdoor time spending. Also, the program asks people to be fully covered and prefer light colored clothing, as per the report.