West Nile Virus

Public Health Update #1

September 15, 2006

The Southern Nevada Health District’s mosquito surveillance program has detected West Nile virus in additional mosquitoes in Clark County; all positive mosquitoes in Clark County have been detected since August.

Affected mosquitoes were found in Overton (89040) at the Cooper Street Wash and at a farm, in Henderson (89011) at the wastewater site/bird viewing preserve, and in three locations at the Wetlands Park (89122). To date, there have been three confirmed cases of West Nile virus in Clark County residents; it is believed that none of the individuals contracted the disease in Clark County.

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