Five Possible Cases Of West Nile In Lubbock - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/8/04

Five Possible Cases Of West Nile In Lubbock

The Lubbock Health Department confirms five possible cases of West Nile Virus in humans here in Lubbock.

The first positive case this summer was reported two months ago when officials confirmed a 32-year old man from Olton was treated for the virus in June. Olton is about 50-miles NorthWest of Lubbock.

Here are those often-repeated, but important tips to keep yourself safe from West Nile:

  • Wear insect repellent containing DEET.
  • Stay indoors at dusk and at dawn.
  • Dress appropriately by wearing long pants or long sleeves.
  • Drain all standing water in your yard to prevent mosquitos from breeding.

Learn More About the West Nile Virus
Get the answers to your questions about the West Nile virus, and find out what you can do to prevent this deadly disease from spreading.

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