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What You Need to Know about West Nile Virus 

  • West Nile virus (WNV) is most commonly transmitted to humans by mosquitoes.
  • You can reduce your risk of being infected with WNV by using insect repellent and wearing protective clothing to prevent mosquito bites.
  • There are no medications to treat or vaccines to prevent WNV infection.
  • Fortunately, most people infected with WNV will have no symptoms.
  • About 1 in 5 people who are infected will develop a fever with other symptoms.
  • Less than 1% of infected people develop a serious, sometimes fatal, neurologic illness.

Confirmed Cases of West Nile Virus in Galveston County

 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017*
 0 2 0 6 1

*So far in 2017

Please visit this page for the latest Galveston County morbidity report.

 

More Information:

www.cdc.gov/westnile