West Nile Discovered in Mesa County

The first case of the West Nile Virus has hit the Western Slope. The Mesa County Health Department says a man in Mesa County was infected with the disease and it is the sixteenth case in the state this year.
Health officials say we are seeing higher populations of mosquitos carrying the disease this year, but four out of five people infected with the virus will not develop any illness.
If you decide to head outdoors at dusk or dawn this summer, they say to wear long sleeves and use bug replellant with the chemical DEET.

KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 26391179 - nbc11news.com/a?a=26391179
Gray Television, Inc.