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
*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.