Douglas County confirms 2017's first case of West Nile Virus

Posted at 10:06 PM, Aug 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-11 23:06:49-04

The Douglas County Health Department confirmed Friday the first case of West Nile Virus this year.

The patient is a woman younger than 40. Officials said she is recovering.

The number of West Nile cases has been low this year, but can increase in late summer/early fall.

Some general tips: wear mosquito repellant or long clothing if you’re outside; and prevent mosquitos near your home by removing any standing water and clearing weeds.