/West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus

August 29, 2007

The Southern Nevada Health District’s mosquito surveillance program has detected West Nile virus in a cluster of mosquitoes in the southeastern and southwestern areas of the county.

The health district announced that the county has two human cases of West Nile virus: a male under the age of 50 with the mild form of the disease, and a female, also under age 50, with the more serious form of the illness.

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The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info.