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Home | News | 16th case of West Nile Virus Confirmed in El Paso
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16th case of West Nile Virus Confirmed in El Paso

The City’s 16th case of West Nile virus involves a man in his early 60’s. Despite having underlying medical conditions, public health officials say he was released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

”The community needs to take into account that for most people a mosquito bite is a nuisance, but for others it can be very serious if the patient has medical conditions that impair their ability to fight infection and if the mosquito is carrying a disease like West Nile,” said Fernando Gonzalez, Lead Epidemiologist. “As long as we still have mosquitoes biting in El Paso, the threat of disease continues to be present.”

The best way to avoid exposure to mosquito-borne diseases is to practice the “four Ds”:

  • DEET– Use insect repellents that contain DEET when outdoors.
  • DRESS– Wear long sleeves, long pants, and socks when outdoors.
  • DUSKand DAWN – Although mosquitoes associated with other diseases such as Zika can be active throughout the day; residents should take extra care during peak mosquito biting hours (from dusk to dawn) or consider avoiding outdoor activities during these times.
  • DRAIN– Drain standing water from flowerpots, gutters, buckets, pool covers, pet water dishes, and birdbaths.

You can also mosquito-proof your home by installing or repairing screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out.

To report standing water or mosquito breeding call 3-1-1.

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