Contact Us

Blaine County Woman Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

Getty Images, FEMA

Blaine County, Idaho (KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV) – The first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus in south central Idaho has been reported.

“The adult female, in her twenties, is recovering at home and was not hospitalized,” said Logan Hudson, South Central Public Health District Nurse Manager. “This is a great reminder to the public that West Nile cases typically peak in mid-August or early September, just in time for students returning to school, early hunting season, and other late summer outdoor activities, so everyone should take extra precautions.”

Four out of five people infected with West Nile do not show symptoms. However, people with symptoms may experience fever, headaches, body aches, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, eye pain and sometimes swollen lymph glands or a skin rash. Symptoms typically occur 2 to 14 days after the bite of an infected mosquito. More severe infections may involve the central nervous system.

Public Health officials continue to remind individuals to take personal responsibility to protect themselves and their families from mosquito bites. Remember to:

  • Drain any standing water on your property that may produce mosquitoes.
  • Avoid the outdoors at dawn and dusk.
  • Dress appropriately by wearing long sleeves and pants when outdoors.
  • Defend yourself by using a mosquito repellant containing an EPA-registered active ingredient, such as DEET (follow label directions).
  • Make sure door and window screens are in good condition to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home.

West Nile Virus Alert for Twin Falls County

More from 95.7 KEZJ

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kezj.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 95.7 KEZJ - Southern Idaho's New Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 95.7 KEZJ - Southern Idaho's New Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!