The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District has received confirmation of 2 new West Nile Virus cases on Wednesday. This brings the total number to 7 cases.
The elderly and immune-comprised are at greatest risk for severe complications to West Nile Virus. The symptoms of a severe West Nile illness are:
If you or anyone in your care has these symptoms the Health District recommends you seek medical attention. Only a doctor can diagnose West Nile Virus.
West Nile Virus is spread by mosquitoes. To protect from mosquito bites the Health District recommends the following:
For more information contact the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District at 254-750-5450.