JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KSDK) - A Jefferson County, Mo. resident has tested positive for West Nile virus, the Jefferson County Health Department confirmed Wednesday.
A spokesperson for the health department says the person suffered from West Nile Neuro-invasive disease, which is a more severe illness caused by Wes Nile. Symptoms include meningitis, encephalitis, and acute flaccid paralysis or poliomyelitis.
Residents of Jefferson County are reminded to take precautions, such as using insect repellents containing DEET or Picaridin, and wearing light-colored clothes when in areas where mosquitoes are active.
To report a mosquito-breeding source in Jefferson County, to be placed on the adult mosquito control spray list, or for more information, call the Jefferson County Health Department Environment Services Section at 636-797-3737, Ext. 3.