Three new cases of West Nile Virus has been confirmed in El Paso bringing the total number to 13 this year.

As Labor Day approaches the City of El Paso Department of Public Health is urging residents to take caution to protect themselves from mosquitoes this holiday weekend.

Authorities have confirmed three new West Nile Virus cases in our region including two males in their 80s who had underlying medical issues and female in her 30s who did not have any underlying medical issues.

Residents 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.

Total cases reported to the Department of Public Health in 2019:

  •     Female Late 70’s             Underlying Medical Conditions
  •     Female Late 70’s             Underlying Medical Conditions
  •     Female Early 50’s            Underlying Medical Conditions (Deceased)
  •     Female Early 30’s            No Underlying Medical Conditions
  •     Male     Late 30’s             No Underlying Medical Conditions
  •     Male     Early 80’s            Underlying Medical Conditions (Deceased)
  •     Male     Early 30’s            No Underlying Medical Conditions
  •     Female Mid 70’s              Underlying Medical Conditions
  •     Male     Early 80’s            Underlying Medical Conditions
  •     Female Mid 70’s              Underlying Medical Conditions
  •     Male     Early 80’s           Underlying Medical Conditions (New)
  •     Female Early 30’s           No Underlying Medical Conditions (New)
  •     Male     Late 80’s             Underlying Medical Conditions (New)