SNHD calms virus fears

September 23, 2014 7:08 AM

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SNHD calms virus fears

Seven mosquitoes in northeast Clark County – one from Bunkerville – have tested positive recently for West Nile Virus (WNV), a potentially serious but preventable viral illness, according to the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD).

SNHD authorities, with a representative from the Clark County Emergency Management vector control, assured residents at two meetings Monday, one in Overton and one in Moapa, that although insects have tested positive, the small number percentagewise means the chances of a person contracting the illn...

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