WARNING FOR EARLY WNV ACTIVITY
The Michigan Department of Community Health Bureau of Laboratories has confirmed the first human West Nile virus (WNV) case for 2012 in a 44 year old male from Oakland County. He was hospitalized earlier this month and is now at home recovering.
Michigan and other Midwest states are experiencing early WNV activity, likely related to the unusually hot and dry summer. The risk of mosquito-borne disease is likely to remain high this summer. Residents should be reminded to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites throughout the summer and fall months in Michigan.