Canyon County

Third case of West Nile virus in Canyon County

A Canyon County woman was diagnosed with West Nile virus, according to a Southwest District Health press release.

The woman, in her 50s, was not hospitalized, but is still recovering from the virus. She started noticing symptoms around July 10, according to the release.

This is the third case of West Nile in Idaho in 2015. The first person to test positive for the virus this year was a Washington County woman. A Payette woman then tested positive for a neuroinvase case of West Nile.

Southwest District Health encouraged Idaho residents to fend off mosquito bites with insect repellent containing DEET. Residents should also remove standing water near their home and cover their skin with clothing between dusk and dawn, according to the SDH.

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