DeKalb County sees the first human case of the West Nile Virus - Story

DeKalb County sees the first human case of the West Nile Virus - Story

– A human case of West Nile Virus was confirmed on Friday evening in DeKalb County. This is the first case for the county in 2019.

DeKalb Health Board said the patient was a woman in her 50s who lives in East Atlanta. Officials said she has since recovered the disease.

Last year, the county had two human cases, one of which was fatal.

SEE ALSO: Health officials: DeKalb County woman die from West Nile

The West Nile virus is infected with a virus. Most infected people do not show any symptoms, and others have headaches, fever, and fatigue. In rare cases, West Nile can be fatal.

Older people and people who already have medical conditions are most at risk.

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Health officials recommend the elimination of stable water, trimming tall grass, and ensuring that they consume insects.

SEE ALSO: The first Western Nile infection is confirmed by Georgia officials in 2019

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