First human case of the West Nile Virus reported in Wisconsin this year

Posted: 5:04 PM, Aug 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-17 22:04:15Z

State and local health officials are reminding residents to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites due to the state’s first human case of West Nile virus this year.

Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services says a resident of Dane County is the first person confirmed infected with the virus in the state in 2018.

The majority of West Nile human cases in the state happen during August and September. However, the risk of contracting mosquito-borne illnesses is present anytime mosquitoes are active, so it is important for people to be vigilant about preventing mosquito bites throughout the summer and early fall.    

There's more information about West Nile can be found here .