Two Cases of West Nile Virus Reported in KY
LOUISVILLE, KY - A state health department spokeswoman says Kentucky's second confirmed case this year of West Nile virus comes from Jefferson County.
Gwenda Bond says the case was confirmed Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Bond says Kentucky's first case of West Nile was confirmed in May in Henry County. She says the patient recovered.
Federal health officials say there are four times the usual number of cases in a West Nile outbreak nationwide.
Bond says Kentucky had a total of five West Nile cases in 2011, resulting in one death.
Louisville metro health officials say the patient is recovering.
Early symptoms of West Nile can include fever, headache and body aches. One in 150 infected people will develop severe symptoms including neck stiffness, disorientation, coma and paralysis.