Jul 142010
 
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment reported its first human case of West Nile virus in a Larimer County today.

A 39-year-old La Porte resident is reported to have contracted the virus, marking the first case of West Nile in Larimer County in 2010.

After she became ill in early June with symptoms of the virus, the woman recently tested positive for West Nile.

She was not hospitalized and is now recovering at home, according to a press release from the health department.

“Though we have not yet seen infection in trapped mosquitoes in Larimer County so far this year, the fact that two people have become ill from the virus confirms that the virus is circulating in Northern Colorado,” said Dr. Adrienne LeBailly, director of the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment in the release.

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