The Mohave County Department of Public Health announced Friday that mosquitoes found in the location of Body Beach have actually checked positive for West Nile Virus.
The countys environmental health department keeps an eye on mosquitoes throughout Mohave County, and consistently tests particular species for the virus. As a security preventative measure, the health department advises that residents and visitors prevent the area of Body Beach.
Residents and visitors can also decrease their threat of contracting the virus with insect repellent, long trousers and long-sleeved t-shirts to prevent mosquito bites during the active season, the health department says.
Outdoor activities in Havasu need to be avoided at dawn and sunset.
” The treatment of West Nile infection is supportive and mainly preventative,” Havasus Dr. Khamranie Persaud said. Seek medical attention for psychological status changes considering that West Nile Virus can cause meningitis and sleeping sickness.”
Additional details will be launched as it appears.