West Nile virus validated in Clark County woman

Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017|6:15 p.m.

. A female ended up being the 2nd reported individual in Clark County to contract the West Nile virus this year, inning accordance with the Southern Nevada Health District.

The victim, referred to as a woman over 50 years old, has the more major type of the health problem– capable of impacting the nervous system– which is contracted through mosquito bites, officials stated.

A local man, also over 50, ended up being infected in Might and died, officials stated. Additional details on the cases were not supplied.

In 2015, there were 2 reported West Nile cases and three cases of the St. Louis sleeping sickness, a similar mosquito-borne disease, authorities stated.

The infection is spread through bites of contaminated mosquitoes that acquire the virus by feeding on infected birds. The illness is not spread out person to individual. Many individuals with the virus will show no signs or really mild signs of the health problem.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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