West Nile virus confirmed in Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – There is a confirmed case of West Nile virus in Lexington, according to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

Officials say they plan on spraying for mosquitoes Thursday in parts of the 40502, 40505, 40507 and 40508 ZIP codes.

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West Nile virus infection is an illness spread through the bite of an infected mosquito.

The virus is known to be present in mosquito populations in Kentucky.

Experts say in most instances, people infected with the West Nile virus either show no symptoms or relatively mild symptoms, including fever, headache, tiredness, nausea, vomiting, swollen lymph glands and a rash on the chest, stomach or back.