West Nile case reported in Carter County

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 6:17 pm
By: News 9


A Carter County resident has contracted West Nile virus, according to a state health department report.

There have been two other reports of the virus in the state this year.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health says the two most important things to remember are to use bug spray and get rid of any probable breeding grounds. Probable breeding grounds mean any standing water around your property.

"I know that some Oklahomans are like, ‘Oh, that's passé. West Nile Virus; we hear about it every year', and they're not concerned," Kristy Bradley, Epidemiologist with the Oklahoma State Department of Health previously told NEWS 9. "But, if they would visit with some of our Oklahoma neighbors and friends who have contracted West Nile and are now struggling with long lasting complications from the disease, they would be much more vigilant about applying mosquito repellant when they went outdoors."

West Nile season officially starts in July and ends in October.