- Associated Press - Saturday, June 28, 2014

SALINA, Kan. (AP) - A wet summer is spawning an outbreak of mosquitoes across Kansas.

The Salina Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1wRCTXZ ) mosquitoes are again bringing with them diseases, viruses and itching.

Last year, 91 cases of West Nile virus were reported in Kansas, seven of which were fatal. No cases have been reported so far this year in the state.

Aimee Rosenow, spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, suggests people wear long sleeves and long pants when they go out. They should also drain any standing water and protect themselves with an insect repellent that contains at least 23 percent DEET.

KDHE tests mosquitoes found in Sedgwick County for viruses, including West Nile and the new virus Chikungunya (chik-en-gun-ye) which can cause fever, joint and muscle pain in people it infects.


Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, https://www.salina.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide