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SNHD reports first human West Nile case

Posted at 12:22 PM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-23 20:43:45-04
The Southern Nevada Health District is reporting its first human case of West Nile virus in Southern Nevada in 2016.
A female over the age of 50  was hospitalized with the more serious neuroinvasive form of the illness and has since been released.
There was one reported West Nile case in 2015. 
Officials have identified West Nile-positive mosquitoes in the 89027, 89032, and 89117 ZIP codes in 2016. Additionally, a horse in the 89021 ZIP code has tested positive for West Nile virus.
Horses, like people, are susceptible to the virus through the bite of an infected mosquito.
West Nile positive mosquitoes have been identified throughout Clark County each year since 2004.
For more information on West Nile in southern Nevada, click here.