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First Human West Nile Virus (WNV) Reported in Montgomery County for 2018

County Judge Craig Doyal urged residents to take all precautions against mosquitoes and mosquito-borne disease in the wake of the first confirmed case of West Nile virus in the county for 2018.

According to the Montgomery County Public Health District, a male in his 40’s, who recently moved to Montgomery County on 7/3/2018 from Harris County, has been reported as a confirmed case of West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease; this is the first case in the county for 2018. The resident has been discharged and is recovering at home.

On this date in 2017, there was one reported case of WNV.  Public Health continues to ask homeowners to do their part to help fight West Nile Virus.

“With this first case, we are reminding residents to be alert, to take precautions, and recognize that the county’s best efforts at mosquito control cannot eliminate all risk,” said Judge Doyal, who serves as chairman of the MCPHD.

According to CDC the most effective way to avoid West Nile Virus disease and Zika is to prevent mosquito bites.  For more information, see the MCPHD press release.

For more information on WNV please visit the CDC at http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/index.html

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