Number Of West Nile Virus Cases Up In Tulsa County


Thursday, October 10th 2013, 12:19 pm
By: News On 6


The Oklahoma State Department of Health says in the past week, no Oklahomans have died from West Nile Virus complications.

There have been 41 confirmed cases of West Nile Virus, up three from a week ago. Two of those cases were in Tulsa County. So far this fall, OSDH says there have been six cases in Tulsa County.

Rogers, Cherokee, Muskogee and Pittsburg counties have each reported one case.

So far this year, five deaths have been reported. Three in Oklahoma County, one in Ellis County and one in Garfield County according to the OSDH.

Health officials say persons are at greatest risk of exposure to infected mosquitoes from July through October.

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