Oklahoma County Health Department Confirms Human Case Of West Nile Virus


Thursday, July 9th 2015, 11:59 am
By: News On 6


The Oklahoma City-County Health Department has confirmed a human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Oklahoma County.

County health officials said there has also been a positive test this week for the presence of the virus in the local mosquito population. This is the second positive test this year.

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In May the Tulsa City-County Health Department said they had detected one positive test for WNV from sampling of mosquitoes, but no human cases.

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Typically, the months of July through October are the highest risk months for exposure to West Nile in Oklahoma, but the department begins its mosquito surveillance program in May.