Human Cases of West Nile Virus Expected in Lubbock - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/10/07

Human Cases of West Nile Virus Expected in Lubbock

Human cases of West Nile Virus are expected to pop up within the next two months, according to the Lubbock Board of Health.

NewsChannel 11 was the first to tell you that mosquitoes with the West Nile Virus have been found in Lubbock County.  Now, the Health Department is urging residents to take the necessary precautions.

"We don't have any reported cases, human cases of West Nile Virus in the City of Lubbock or Lubbock County," said Tommy Camden, Health Director of the Lubbock Health Department. "We anticipate that changing."

Lubbock's Vector Control is already monitoring the situation, and crews are actively searching and destroying mosquito infestations.

Residents are urged to protect themselves by using an insect repellent containing Deet when they go outside.

More helpful information on mosquito protection coming up tonight on NewsChannel 11 at Six, including a product used by the city - that you can purchase yourself.

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