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West Nile virus is in town! – The Ministry of Health and Social Services urges caution and prevention

todayJuly 16, 2014

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QUEBEC, July 16. 2014 / CNW Telbec / – The West Nile virus (WNV) has been detected in mosquito populations present in Quebec this summer, especially in the city, the Department of Health and Human Services Calls for vigilance and recommends people to take the necessary measures to prevent this infection, particularly in many regions of southern Quebec, where an increase in the number of infections has been observed in recent years.

“Contrary to popular belief, mosquitoes that transmit WNV are present especially in urban areas. It is therefore necessary to encourage people to take all necessary measures to guard against infection, including people of fifty years or more and those with a weakened immune system or suffering from a chronic disease, which are more risk of developing complications, “said Dr. Danielle Auger , Director of the protection of public health.

During activities occurring outside, it is recommended to protect against mosquito bites by wearing long clothing and light colored, especially during periods of activity of these insects, it is ie the night, as well as early morning and late afternoon. It is also very important to use insect repellent containing DEET, icaridin or lemon eucalyptus, according to the manufacturer’s instructions, and apply on body parts exposed to the open air, avoiding the face. To protect the head and face, just put the bug spray on the hat or cap.

In addition, it is possible to help reduce the risk of infection by installing screens on windows and doors of houses or shelters outside as well as by removing the standing water or puddles near inhabited because these environments are used for mosquito breeding places.

Recall that the nine health regions where cases of human infection have been reported since 2002 are as follows: Montreal, Laval , Montérégie, Laurentides, Lanaudière, Chaudière-Appalaches, Outaouais, Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec and Capital- National. For more information about WNV and prevention, the public is invited to consult the Health Portal wellness sante.gouv.qc.ca or contact Info-Santé 8-1-1 line.

source: http://www.fil-information.gouv.qc.ca/

 

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