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Adult in Bow tests positive for Jamestown Canyon virus, health officials say – WMUR Manchester

WMUR NEWS 9 AT NOON STARTS NOW. >> WE BEGIN WITH THAT BREAKING NEWS, THE TOWN OF BOW AT A HIGH RISK LEVEL THIS NOON FOLLOWING A CASE OF JAMESTOWN CANYON VIRUS. THIS IS THE SECOND HUMAN CASE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE THIS SEASON, HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THE PATIENT WAS NOT HOSPITALIZED BUT DID HAVE A…


Adult in Bow tests positive for Jamestown Canyon virus, health officials say – WMUR Manchester

WMUR NEWS 9 AT NOON STARTS NOW. >> WE BEGIN WITH THAT BREAKING NEWS, THE TOWN OF BOW AT A HIGH RISK LEVEL THIS NOON FOLLOWING A CASE OF JAMESTOWN CANYON VIRUS. THIS IS THE SECOND HUMAN CASE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE THIS SEASON, HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THE PATIENT WAS NOT HOSPITALIZED BUT DID HAVE A FEVER AND MILD NEUROLOGICAL SYMPTOMS. JAMESTOWN CANYON VIRUS IS TRANSMITTED BY MOSQUITOES. THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS IT’S IMPORTANT TO WEAR PROTECTIVE CLOTHIN

Adult in Bow tests positive for Jamestown Canyon virus, health officials say

Case is state’s second JCV case this year

An adult in Bow has tested positive for the Jamestown Canyon virus, the second case of the mosquito-borne disease in the state this year, health officials said Friday.>> Download the free WMUR app The virus is transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. There are no vaccines for it and treatment consists of supportive care. >> NH DHHS Information about Jamestown Canyon virus The person was not hospitalized and is doing well, but experienced fever and mild neurological symptoms, health officials said. This is New Hampshire’s eleventh case of the virus since the first report of the disease in the state in 2013. Many illnesses caused by it are mild, but moderate-to-severe central nervous system involvement requiring hospitalization have been reported, including fatal infections. Early symptoms can include flu-like illness including fever, muscle aches, headaches and fatigue. The infection risk level for Bow will be increased to high, and moderate in the surrounding towns of Goffstown, Dunbarton, Hopkintown, and Allenstown. The risk level for the surrounding towns of Hooksett, Pembroke and Concord will remain moderate.

BOW, N.H. —

An adult in Bow has tested positive for the Jamestown Canyon virus, the second case of the mosquito-borne disease in the state this year, health officials said Friday.

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The virus is transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. There are no vaccines for it and treatment consists of supportive care.

>> NH DHHS Information about Jamestown Canyon virus

The person was not hospitalized and is doing well, but experienced fever and mild neurological symptoms, health officials said.

This is New Hampshire’s eleventh case of the virus since the first report of the disease in the state in 2013. Many illnesses caused by it are mild, but moderate-to-severe central nervous system involvement requiring hospitalization have been reported, including fatal infections.

Early symptoms can include flu-like illness including fever, muscle aches, headaches and fatigue.

The infection risk level for Bow will be increased to high, and moderate in the surrounding towns of Goffstown, Dunbarton, Hopkintown, and Allenstown. The risk level for the surrounding towns of Hooksett, Pembroke and Concord will remain moderate.

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