Chatham County health officials have confirmed the county's first human case of West Nile virus in five years. The confirmation comes as the county is recording one of its worst years ever for virus-carrying mosquitoes. County officials have said, the problem stems from earlier bouts of dry weather and the virus' naturally-recurring cycle.
State health officials have begun what they're calling a long overdue re-evaluation of their HIV/AIDS strategy after more than a decade of rising infection rates among gay men. Rates nationally have been going up in part because younger gay men have no memory of the AIDS crisis of the 1980's and because new drugs have extended the lives of the HIV positive. The state's Coastal Health District will hold a meeting on the strategy in Savannah on Monday.