Jul 2, 2010 4:26 PM by Greg Boyce
The first case of West Nile virus in Colorado this year has been confirmed by the Colorado Department of Health in Weld County.
Health officials advise people to take precautions against mosquitoes, which carry the virus. Tips include wearing insect repellent and staying indoors at dusk and dawn when the the mosquitoes that carry West Nile are the most active.
Elisabeth Lawaczeck, state public health veterinarian, explained, "Although we can't predict how severe the West Nile virus season will be this year, we do know that we will see virus activity statewide."