West Nile Virus
West Nile virus is a disease that can be transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. It first appeared in the U.S. in 1999 in New York. It has since traveled westward across the U.S. and now is in Colorado.
Although all age groups are at risk for WNV, individuals over the age of 50 and those with compromised immune systems have the highest risk of severe disease. WNV can be fatal to anybody, regardless of age or health. We want you to have the facts, in order to ease your fears, so that you can take appropriate prevention measures.
Taken from Fight the Bite Colorado