NV first West Nile case of year in Washoe County
RENO, Nev. (AP) – Nevada’s first case human case of West Nile virus of the year has been confirmed in Washoe County.
County health district program manager Scott Monsen says the individual did not require hospitalization and has fully recovered. He says the person who was older than 50 likely was infected in late July or early August with the milder form of the illness spread by mosquitoes, West Nile fever.
State health officials say it’s the first case in Washoe County since October 2007. Last year, all 12 of Nevada’s cases were reported in Clark County.
Common symptoms of mild infections include fever, headache, body ache, skin rash and swollen lymph glands. More severe cases can lead to neck stiffness, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions and even death.