• October 20, 2020

Tags : west nile

New West Nile Virus case reported in El Paso, total

On Wednesday, officials with the City of El Paso Department of Public Health announced they confirmed the area’s 14th cases of West Nile virus. A man in his early 60’s with underlying medical conditions, was confirmed to have contracted the virus but is recovering at home. ”We continue to stress that even though our weather is […]Read More

Three West Nile cases confirmed in El Paso

Officials with the City of El Paso Department of Public Health have confirmed three West Nile cases in El Paso. Two females in their late 70’s and one male in his 50’s, all within the 79925 zip code, have been confirmed as West Nile cases. West Nile Virus continues to raise concerns for health officials […]Read More

Mosquitoes in El Paso’s Mission Valley Test Positive for St.

On Wednesday, the City of El Paso Department of Public Health announced that a mosquito pool has tested positive for the St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV). The mosquitoes that tested positive in this study came from the Mission Valley area. Mosquitoes carrying the SLEV were last detected in El Paso in 2017. “This disease is […]Read More

Health Officials: Fourth Case of West Nile Virus Confirmed in

The Department of Public Health has confirmed a fourth case of West Nile Virus this season in El Paso. The patient is a man under the age of 20, who lives in Northeast El Paso. He has no underlying medical conditions. “The current weather conditions, with rain and warm temperatures, are creating the perfect situation […]Read More

Health Department: First Case of West Nile in El Paso

On Wednesday, the Department of Public Health has confirmed the first case of West Nile Virus in El Paso this season. The patient is a man in his early 20’s who lives in West El Paso. Authorities say he has no associated medical conditions and is recovering from the virus. “It seems as though we […]Read More

El Paso DPH Observes National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

In observance of National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, the Public Health and Environmental Services Departments are teaming up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent mosquito bites, and mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile Virus, Chikungunya, Dengue, and Zika. Mayor Dee Margo and City Council will proclaim Wednesday, June 27, 2018 “Zika […]Read More

Mosquitoes Trapped in El Paso Test Positive for West Nile

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health has been notified that one of several mosquito pools collected here have tested positive for West Nile Virus. “When it comes to West Nile virus it is never really a question of ‘if’ we can expect to see the disease locally, but rather ‘when”, said Robert […]Read More

Department of Health: Zika Prevention Season Begins Now

With the arrival of spring and the increase of people and businesses watering, the Public Health Department reminds everyone to be mindful of mosquitoes. “We have lived with West Nile virus making the rounds in El Paso for many years,” said Public Health Director Robert Resendes. “Now we’re also trying to prevent locally-acquired cases of […]Read More