The City of El Paso Department of Public Health reports another case of the West Nile Virus was identified, bringing the total to 16 in 2019.

Despite the cooler weather mosquitos continue to be a threat in our area as the newest West Nile Virus case involves a male in his early 60s with underlying medical conditions, public health officials say he was released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

Authorities ask that residents report standing water areas by calling 3-1-1 and also urge to follow the four D’s to help avoid getting bit:

  •  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.

Reported to the Department of Public Health so far this season:

  • Female Late 70s             Underlying Medical Conditions
  • Female Late 70s             Underlying Medical Conditions
  • Female Early 50s            Underlying Medical Conditions (Deceased)
  • Female Early 30s            No Underlying Medical Conditions
  • Male     Late 30s             No Underlying Medical Conditions
  • Male     Early 80s            Underlying Medical Conditions (Deceased)
  • Male     Early 30s            No Underlying Medical Conditions
  • Female Mid 70s              Underlying Medical Conditions
  • Male     Early 80s            Underlying Medical Conditions
  • Female Mid 70s              Underlying Medical Conditions
  • Male     Early 80s            Underlying Medical Conditions
  • Female Early 30s            No Underlying Medical Conditions
  • Male     Late 80s             Underlying Medical Conditions
  • Male     Early 60s            Underlying Medical Conditions
  • Male     Early 80s            Underlying Medical Conditions
  • Male     Early 60s            Underlying Medical Conditions (NEW)

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