The Mohave County Department of Public Health announced Friday that mosquitoes discovered in the location of Body Beach have evaluated positive for West Nile Virus.
The countys ecological health department monitors mosquitoes throughout Mohave County, and consistently tests certain species for the infection. As a safety preventative measure, the health department advises that visitors and citizens prevent the location of Body Beach.
Residents and visitors can also decrease their risk of contracting the infection with bug spray, long-sleeved t-shirts and long pants to prevent mosquito bites throughout the active season, the health department states.
Outside activities in Havasu should be prevented at dawn and dusk.
” The treatment of West Nile virus is helpful and primarily preventative,” Havasus Dr. Khamranie Persaud stated. “To prevent it, use long sleeves, white clothing to quickly find mosquitoes, preventing insect bites, using mosquito repellent, and draining the standing water where the mosquitoes are thought to reproduce. When contaminated, the treatment is encouraging– fluids, rest, Tylenol. Seek medical attention for psychological status changes because West Nile Virus can cause meningitis and sleeping sickness.”
Extra details will be released as it ends up being offered.