Panhandle Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus
July 24, 2019
Several Panhandle mosquito trap sites have recently tested positive for West Nile virus. These positive mosquitoes gives Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD) an indicator of the location of the virus and the potential for it to be spread. Several counties in the Panhandle have been routinely testing sites to trap and monitor mosquitoes over the summer months. Human cases of West Nile are also used for monitoring.
West Nile virus is contracted through the bite of a mosquito. West Nile demonstrates flu-like symptoms that can include a slight fever and headaches, though 8 out of 10 people n...