The West Nile virus continues to affect residents in El Paso as a second case is confirmed in west El Paso.

Mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus has infected another male residing in west El Paso and is the second case to surface this season.

According to the Department of Public Health a male patient residing in west El Paso was confirmed to be suffering from the virus. The male who is in his 70s had been suffering from a previous medical condition but is currently recovering from the virus.

Back in July city health officials had announced that more mosquitoes had tested positive for the West Nile Virus in El Paso including Central, Upper Valley and Fabens areas. El Paso residents should be taking preventative measures especially with all the rain we have been getting these days and are encouraged to follow the four D’s:

DEET - Use insect DEET repellents

DRESS - Wear long sleeves, long pants, and socks if possible when outdoors.

DUSK / DAWN – Avoid peak mosquito biting hours (from dusk to dawn)

DRAIN – Drain standing water from your yards or inside your homes including: flowerpots, gutters, pool covers, pet water dishes, birdbaths and any standing water in general.

For more information call 2-1-1 or visit EPHealth.com.