First West Nile Case This Year in Washoe County

A South Meadows-area resident has tested positive for West Nile Virus Thursday.
According to the Washoe County Health District, it is the first human case this year in Washoe County that is suspected to have been acquired locally. Health officials report that it is the less severe non-neuroinvasive type of WNV. Health Officer Kevin Dick. “Even though we monitor mosquito activity, conduct larvicide treatments, and fog areas of known activity, this is a reminder that people must be vigilant and take personal measures to keep from being bitten by mosquitos. People should use insect repelllent whenever they go outside because mosquitoes can bite during the day or night.