Human West Nile case confirmed in Fremont County

FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - Fremont County health officials have confirmed a case of West Nile Virus in the county.

The health department did not release where in county the case was reported. 11 News has reached out to the Fremont County Department of Public Health and Environment for more information.

There have been more than 20 human cases of West Nile in Colorado this year, including one fatality in Fort Collins.

September is one of the peak months for the virus in the state. An easy way to remember prevention tactics is remembering them as the four Ds:

-DRAIN standing water around your house weekly. Don’t forget to drain water from tires, cans, flowerpots, clogged rain gutters, rain barrels, toys and puddles.
-DUSK and DAWN are when mosquitoes that carry the virus are most active. Limit outdoor activities or take precautions to prevent mosquito bites during these times.
-DEET is an effective ingredient to look for in insect repellents. Always follow label instructions carefully.
-DRESS in long sleeves and pants in areas where mosquitoes are active.