West Nile Virus in Colo. again this year

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Fort Collins, Colo. (AP) - Health officials in Larimer County say they have this year's first confirmed Colorado sample of the West Nile Virus.

The virus was found in a mosquito captured in Fort Collins last week. So far, there have been no Coloradans sickened by the virus.

West Nile is carried by mosquitoes and is usually harmless to humans, although it can cause flu-like symptoms or even death in rare cases.

Last year, Colorado had at least 16 human cases of West Nile Virus. That was a sharp decline from 2007, when 576 people were sickened by West Nile and seven people in Colorado died.
(COPYRIGHT 2009 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
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
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 47810312 - nbc11news.com/a?a=47810312