Local/Regional News
4:00 am
Thu September 25, 2008

Fourth Case of West Nile Detected

Lexington, KY – The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has confirmed a fourth case of West Nile Virus activity. Health Department spokesman Kevin Hall says this one was detected earlier this week.

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So far this year, West Nile Virus has been found in two birds and one other mosquito. There have been no reports of human infection.

Health officials still warn residents to avoid contact with mosquitoes, which can spread the virus through bites. They suggest avoiding outside activity from the hours of dusk till dawn, steering clear of standing water, and wearing repellent on uncovered skin.