Health officials fret about Colorado floods spreading virus

By: The Associated Press
September 17, 2013 Updated: September 17, 2013 at 7:55 am

GREELEY — Weld County officials say increased amounts of standing water from flooding are increasing concerns about a rapid growth of mosquitoes and an increased risk for contracting the deadly West Nile virus.

According to the Loveland Reporter-Herald ( ), this week's forecast for hot weather could speed up the growing process for mosquitoes that transmit the disease, helping them mature from egg to adult in as little as a week.

Health officials say there have been about 100 human cases of West Nile in the state this year. At least one person has died.

Health officials say the symptoms of West Nile virus appear 3 to 14 days after exposure and include fever, body aches, neck stiffness, and disorientation.


Information from: Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald,

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