First Human West Nile Virus Case of 2016 in Michigan

July 25, 2016

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of
Laboratories has confirmed the first human West Nile virus (WNV) case
for 2016 in a resident of Livingston County who was hospitalized in
early July and has since been released and is recovering.  Statewide,
3 mosquito pools collected from Oakland and Saginaw Counties and a
total of 13 birds collected from around the state have tested positive
for WNV.  Hot, dry summers are ideal for the mosquito that transmits
WNV.  Michigan residents are reminded to take precautions to avoid
mosquito bites throughout the summer and fall months in Michigan.  The
press release is attached.  Current information about West Nile virus
and its prevention are at www.michigan.gov/westnilevirus.

First Human WNV Case 2016 FINAL