Provided by City of Lubbock Health Department
There is 1 new confirmed case of neuroinvasive West Nile virus in the city of Lubbock. The case is a male over 50 years of age. He did not travel outside of Lubbock County in the 2 weeks prior to the onset of illness. This makes a total of 7 cases in the city of Lubbock.
Preventing mosquito bites is the best way to avoid becoming infected with the West Nile Virus.
Remember the "Four D's"
1. Apply insect repellent that contains DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Be sure to read label instructions on any repellent.
2. Dress in long sleeves and long pants when you are outside.
3. Stay indoors at dusk and dawn, times when infected mosquitoes are most active.
4. Drain standing water around your home and neighborhood from old tires, flowerpots clogged rain gutters, etc.