Western Wisconsin (WQOW) - A man from Polk County is recovering from a probable case of West Nile virus.
The county's health officer says the man went to the doctor last month with fever, fatigue and muscle aches. A blood draw showed that he, most likely, had West Nile, but the state is still waiting for blood work from the CDC before calling it a confirmed case. The man was not hospitalized and is feeling better.
The state has had two confirmed human cases this year with 23 probable cases.
Statement from Polk Co. Health Department Director/Health Officer Gretchen Sampson
Until it is consistently cold out, there is still a very slight risk of mosquito-borne illnesses so continue with prevention efforts, i.e. repellent with DEET at dawn and dusk; empty outdoor pots and bird baths so environment not good for mosquito larvae; fix torn screens so mosquitoes can't get inside; wear protective clothing if in mosquito infected areas. Mosquito season should soon be behind us for 2012!
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2013 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at email@example.com.