There are 51 Cases of West Nile in Colorado This Year
The state health department is still warning residents of the disease because mosquitoes that carry it are still circulating.
Colorado health officials say 51 human cases of West Nile virus have been reported to the state health department as of last Friday, including two deaths in Montrose County.
That’s more than the seven cases reported in 2011 but still far below the peak of 2,847 cases reported in 2003.
State public health veterinarian Elisabeth Lawaczeck (LAHV’-uh-chek) is advising people to wear insect repellent, drain standing water and use other methods to avoid mosquito bites when outdoors, such as limiting outdoor activities at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active or wearing long sleeves and pants.