Confirmed Cases Of West Nile Virus Reported In Virginia

posted by Mia Adams - 

The Virginia Department of Health has identified a record number of human West Nile Virus cases throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Two cases have been confirmed for the Central Virginia area which includes Amherst County, Appomattox County, Bedford County, Campbell County and Lynchburg City. 

"These cases serve as a reminder that mosquitoes that transmit WNV can be active as late as the end of October here in Virginia," said State Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver, MD, MA, "And so we are advising the public to avoid mosquito bites until the first frost."

The Department of health is urging everyone to take precautions. For more information, visit ABC13.

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