Provided by City of Lubbock Health Department
The City of Lubbock Health Department has confirmed the first West Nile Virus (WNV) human case for 2013.
WNV is a disease of birds. Humans and horses get exposed to the virus when they are bitten by mosquitoes that have fed on infected birds. The infected mosquitoes become the link (vector) that spreads the disease from birds to man or horse through a mosquito bite. WNV cannot be spread from bird to man, horse to man or person-to-person.