Lexington has its first human case of West Nile this year

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is confirming the first human case of West Nile virus in Fayette County this year.

The health departments says, as a result, it will spray for mosquitoes from 3-6 a.m. Thursday in portions of the 40505 and 40508 ZIP codes.

West Nile Virus can be spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 20 percent of people who are infected with West Nile Virus will experience symptoms such as fever, headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting, and sometimes swollen lymph glands or a skin rash on the chest, stomach and back.

People experiencing these symptoms should see their doctor.

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