MDH Confirms State’s First Case of West Nile Virus This Year

mosquitoOfficials from the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) have confirmed the first person this year to be infected with the West Nile virus in Maryland.

From My MC Media:

The infected individual is an adult living in the National Capital Region in Maryland. The Health Department routinely tracks and responds to mosquito-borne infections; no other locally acquired insect-borne infections have been identified this year in the state.

The number of human West Nile virus cases in Maryland has varied greatly from year to year. In 2003, there were 73 cases. In 2012, there were 47 cases; in 2015, 46 cases; and in 2018, 45 cases.

For more information including how to reduce the risk of infection, symptoms of the virus, and links to more information read the full article in My MC Media.