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7th Case of West Nile In Clark County

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(Las Vegas, NV) — The Southern Nevada Health District has reported another case of West Nile.

A 29 year-old man was found with a less serious form of the illness and was not hospitalized.

This is the 7th case in southern Nevada in 2012 while several mosquito pools in Laughlin have been discovered.

Among the seven reported human cases in southern Nevada in 2012, two were mild and five were hospitalized. One patient died making it the fourth West-Nile related death in Clark County since 2003.

Devin Barrett is with the SNHD and told KXNT how you can recognize West Nile. “Common symptoms are fever, fatigue, headaches and some people have a rash.”

However, cooler temperatures will diminish mosquito breeding and risk for infection by the end of October.

“Typically November is what we consider to be the end of West Nile season, Barrett told KXNT.

West Nile can be prevented by using repellent and eliminating sources of standing water.

All the information and prevention tips can be found at http://bit.ly/d87HAO

 

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