dreamstime

Second Possible Case Of West Nile Virus In Allegheny County Reported

A Carrick man in his late 60s remains hospitalized

September 20, 2018 - 3:08 pm
Categories: 

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The Allegheny County Health Department has a second probable human case of West Nile Virus of the season.

A Carrick man in his late 60s remains hospitalized.

Health officials remind the public mosquito season runs from April through November, and urges people to protect themselves by eliminating standing water on properties and wearing insect repellent.

The health department also recommends cutting back hedges and shrubs because mosquitos can shelter in them.

“Complaints regarding properties with stagnant water in tires, unmaintained swimming pools or other water-holding containers can be reported to the Health Department by calling 412-350-4046.

This year's first probable human case was an elderly Penn Hills man late last month.

West Nile has been common in Allegheny County since 2002 and from 2013-17 six cases were reported.

___
Follow KDKA Radio: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Listen to KDKA Radio on the Radio.com App - Download Now