First Confirmed Case of West Nile in Bay County

Bay County has one case of blood confirmed West Nile Virus in a 46 year old female.

The West Nile Virus was detected through a routine blood screening process and it is suspected the person was bitten in early September. The risk of transmission to humans has increased.

Bay County Health Department reminds residents and visitors to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes that may cause West Nile Virus. Bay County Mosquito Control is stepping up its mosquito control prevention efforts.

Everyone is encouraged to take basic precautions to limit exposure by following the recommendations suggested by the Florida Department of Health.