According to the City of El Paso Department of Public Health, the total number of West Nile Virus cases have totaled to 15 this year so far.

While the first day of fall began yesterday – in El Paso the sporadic rains and heat still linger and so do the mosquitos in our area. The 15th West Nile Virus case involves a man in his early 80s with underlying medical conditions.

The following is a table of the cases 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 (New)

While it isn’t as hot as last month, the sporadic rain showers have mosquitos lingering a bit longer around our region and authorities are urging residents to follow the four D’s to help avoid getting bit by these pesky bugs.

  • 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.