Most people infected with the virus have either no symptoms or experience a mild illness such as fever, headache, and body aches.
Certain mosquito species carry the West Nile virus, which can cause humans to contract West Nile encephalitis, an infection that can result in an inflammation of the brain.
In a statement, they said, "It is important for residents to do not forget to take precautions against WNV and other mosquito borne illness".
Be careful using repellent on the hands of children as it may irritate the eyes and mouth. Parents should read labels carefully and follow instructions for repellent application.
Cleaning and chlorinating swimming pools, outdoor saunas and hot tubs, and keeping them empty or covered if not in use, and draining water that collects in pool covers.
Discard old tires, tin cans, ceramic pots or other containers that can hold water.
"Larval surveillance and control have been done at both sites where infected adults were collected, and all subsequent adult samples have turned up negative for the presence of the Virus", stated a DEP news release provided by spokeswoman Megan Lehman.
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The Culex pipiens mosquito encounters the disease when biting an infected bird, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Treat standing water that can not be eliminated with a mosquito larvicide.
Residents living in the area can expect an ultra low volume of insecticide spraying from trucks running after sunset when mosquitoes are most active.
Mosquito-proofing your home by fixing holes in screens, windows, and doors.
Making sure roof gutters are clean and draining properly.
People over the age of 50 are more likely to develop serious and potentially life-threatening symptoms.
The department urges people to prevent mosquito bites by using repellent, putting inspect netting over strollers, wearing long sleeves and trousers, repairing holes in window screens and eliminating mosquito breeding grounds.