West Nile Virus Case Discovered In Kalamazoo County
A Kalamazoo resident was diagnosed with West Nile Virus on Monday, September 19, the first case of this disease in Kalamazoo County in 2016.
The most common symptoms are a fever with headache, body aches, vomiting or rash, and people with this infection typically fully recover. However, less than 1% of people infected may develop a neurological illness like meningitis, with some problems being permanent.
The health office says that the best way to avoid West Nile Virus is to avoid mosquitoes; by wearing long clothing when outdoors, using mosquito repellent, and ensuring that screens on doors and windows in your home are not broken.