Second West Nile Case Confirmed in Colorado

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Cheyenne Wells, Colo. (AP) A second human case of West Nile virus has been confirmed as health officials worried the cool wet spring followed by a hot summer could allow disease-spreading mosquitoes to thrive.

The victim is from Cheyenne County in eastern Colorado but additional details on the victim were not released by state health officials. A human West Nile case, the state's first this year, was confirmed in a person in Logan county in northeastern Colorado last week.

Several counties are already reporting extremely high populations of Culex mosquitoes, the type that spread the disease.

John Pape says only three pools have tested positive for West Nile so far, but says that could change very quickly.

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