73-year-old dies from West Nile Virus

73-year-old man dies from West Nile virus

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS 11)--The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health addressed the public after a man died from the West Nile virus.

The 73-year-old's death is the first confirmed related to the virus this year.

There has also been one case where the victim recovered.

The agency says there are infected mosquitoes throughout the Louisville area; specifically 8 areas.

We're on your side protecting you from the West Nile virus  with these tips from the Center for Disease Control.

Use insect repellents and when weather permits, wear long sleeves, long pants, and socks when outside.

Also get rid of standing water from around home

 


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