The Department of Public Health has confirmed that six more El Paso residents have been diagnosed with the West Nile Virus bringing the total number cases to eleven.

In the last week alone, six new cases have been confirmed by the Department of Public Health epidemiologist making it a total of eleven cases, with nine confirmed males and two females.

City of El Paso

With more rain coming our way the Department of Health is encouraging El Paso residents to take proper precautions to avoid contracting the virus by practicing the 4D’s:

  • DEET – When going outdoors remember to use insect repellents
  • DRESS – When possible wear long sleeves, long pants, and socks
  • DUSK and DAWN – Avoid outdoor activities during peak mosquito times which are dusk and dawn.
  • DRAIN – Reduce mosquitoes by draining standing water on a regular basis.

To report standing water or mosquito breeding, call 3-1-1.

For more information on the programs and services provided by the Department of Public Health, call 2-1-1 or visit EPHealth.com or EPSalud.com.