First West Nile Virus Case Of The Season Reported In Washtenaw County

Sep 14, 2016

The Washtenaw County Health Department has reported the first West Nile Virus case in our area.


A dead crow tested positive for the West Nile Virus in Dexter Township.  August and September are the months when humans are most at risk of becoming infected since the virus had time to build up in the bird population.

Washtenaw County Health Department spokesperson Susan Cerniglia says there are certain times of the day when you need to protect yourself even more from mosquitoes.

"They tend to be active at dawn and dusk-type areas."

It's recommended to use long sleeve shirts and pants as well as mosquito repellent when possible.  You should also try to eliminate standing water around your home.

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