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.
A University of Georgia study has found that New York City’s highly-developed urban environment slows the spread of West Nile Virus. The study could help public health officials plan containment efforts.
Savannah's Chatham County is having a record year for mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus. So far this year, the county has collected 67 mosquitoes with the virus. Health officials there say, one person has a possible case of West Nile. And the bug season isn't even over.