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Montgomery County Officials Confirm First Case Of West Nile Virus In 2018

The patient is a man who moved from Harris County at the beginning of July

The Montgomery County Public Health District has reported the first case of West Nile Virus of 2018.

The Montgomery County Public Health District reported Tuesday the first case of West Nile Virus of 2018.

According to the Public Health District, a male in his 40’s who moved to Montgomery County on from Harris County on July 3 has been reported as a confirmed case of the West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease.

The resident has been discharged and is recovering at home.

“With this first case, we are reminding residents to be alert, to take precautions, and recognize that the county’s best efforts at mosquito control cannot eliminate all risk,” said Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, who serves as chairman of the Public District Health.

According to the Centers for Control Disease and Prevention (CDC) the most effective way to avoid West Nile Virus disease and Zika is to prevent mosquito bites.

For more information on West Nile Virus, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/index.html

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