According to the Delta County Department of Health and Human Services, three more human cases of West Nile Virus have been diagnosed in Delta County residents in the last two weeks. This brings the 2013 Delta County total to 10 cases.
In addition, a horse from the Delta area also recently tested positive for the virus.
• The eightth human case was recorded on Aug. 30 in a female, age 60-69 from the Surface Creek area.
• The ninth case was recorded Sept. 3 in a 50-59-year-old male also from the Surface Creek area.
• The 10th case was recorded Sept. 4 in a 30-39-year-old male from the Delta area.
All three are recovering from cases of uncomplicated fever.
To date, the county has recorded nine cases of uncomplicated fever and one in meningitis. Cases are widespread — five from the North Fork, two from Surface Creek and three from the Delta area.
As of Sept. 9, WNV infections have been reported in 120 people in Colorado. Two deaths from WNV have been reported this year, both in August, from Weld and Adams counties.blog comments powered by Disqus