Seventh Case of West Nile Virus Confirmed

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ECTOR COUNTY - Another case of West Nile Virus has popped up in the basin, this time in Ector County.

That brings the total number of people infected in our area to seven.

In total, three cases have been reported in Ector County and four in Andrews County.

State officials say most people who are infected never have symptoms and recover on their own.

However, some cases can cause serious illness, even death.

The health department wants you to take some precautions after our recent rainfall.

Be sure to use insect repellent when you're outside.

While we all know it's hot, it's still best to wear long sleeves and pants.

Also stay indoors at dusk and dawn when mosquitos are most active and be sure to drain any standing water around your home where mosquitoes can breed.