Kent Co. Health Officials: West Nile ‘Likely in Our County’

Posted at 8:38 PM, Aug 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-16 20:41:54-04

MosquitosGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Kent County Health Department says that mosquito testing in a random area Friday has revealed positive results for the West Nile virus.  This means it’s likely that those mosquitoes are “likely in our county,” officials said in a release.

Last year, more than 40 human cases of the infection were confirmed in Kent County.  Officials have released steps residents are encouraged to take to avoid being bitten.  You can read those in the full press release.

Anyone with further questions should contact Kent County Health Department official Lisa LaPlante at 616-632-7182.