New figures from the Oklahoma Department of Health show the West Nile Virus death toll has increased by one person in the past week. The number of confirmed cases is up by five. The latest death was from Tulsa County.
Since January 1, 2012, 127 cases of WNV and 8 deaths due to WNV have been reported to the state.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health advises use of insect repellants—particularly those containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR 3535—when enjoying outdoor activities like gardening, yard work, camping, or other leisure activities.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Health officials say five more West Nile virus cases have been reported in Oklahoma.
According to statistics posted on the Oklahoma State Department of Health website Thursday, 123 cases have been reported. That's up from Tuesday's count of 118, which set a record for the number of West Nile cases in a single year in Oklahoma.
The state Health Department says seven people have died from the virus so far in 2012.