LARIMER COUNTY - A Loveland man has been confirmed as the first human case of West Nile virus in Larimer County so far this year, Department of Health and Environment officials announced Friday afternoon.
The man, whose name and exact residence has not been released, did not need to be hospitalized, and he has recovered since he began showing symptoms earlier this month. It is believed he was infected in late July.
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Most confirmed West Nile cases are reported earlier in the season, especially in July. This year, though, infected mosquitoes were also discovered later in the year and were not trapped until the week of July 20, health officials said.
The announcement came on the heels of a Larimer County decision earlier this week to spray for mosquitoes in the extreme southeastern part of the city and on county land. That spraying is now scheduled to take place tonight and again on Monday, weather permitting in the area where the number of mosquitoes infected with West Nile is extremely high.
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