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First Case Of West Nile Reported In Maryland

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) –  The Maryland Health Department is reporting a Baltimore adult is testing positive for the West Nile virus.

The West Nile virus is transmitted through birds bitten by infected mosquitoes.

Symptoms can include fever, headache and a skin rash.

You can protect yourself from infected mosquitoes by avoiding outdoor activities at dusk and dawn and by using bug repellant.

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