What you need to know about West Nile Virus: 

  • West Nile virus (WNV) is most commonly transmitted to humans by mosquitoes.
  • You can reduce your risk of being infected with WNV by using insect repellent and wearing protective clothing to prevent mosquito bites.
  • There are no medications to treat or vaccines to prevent WNV infection.
  • Fortunately, most people infected with WNV will have no symptoms.
  • About one in five people who are infected will develop a fever with other symptoms.
  • Less than 1 percent of infected people develop a serious, sometimes fatal, neurologic illness.

Confirmed Cases of West Nile Virus in Galveston County

2017 2018  2019 2020  2021 2022 *
0 1  0  0  5

*So far in 2022

Please visit this page for the latest Galveston County morbidity report.

For more information on West Nile Virus, visit cdc.gov/westnile.