West Nile Virus Cases Peak in 2012

Posted on: 4:15 pm, December 5, 2012, by


(Memphis) The West Nile Virus cases reported through 2012 is the highest number reported to the Centers for Disease Control in nearly ten years.

A new report from the Shelby County Health Department shows preventative measures are key in combating the virus.

The report stresses the importance of using programs like surveillance and using E-P-A approved chemicals to control both the mosquito larve and adult mosquitoes.

Shelby County has 14 confirmed cases of the West Nile Virus this year.