This virus scares me to death, in fact it can be deadly and often times we don't take it seriously enough. A woman in Ada County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus. 


West Nile Virus scares me to death. My daughter recently came home from a camping trip with her Dad and she was covered with 42 mosquito bites. Besides her being uncomfortable, West Nile Virus was my biggest concern.


The scary thing is, West Nile Virus can be in your system and not present any symptoms initially which is super scary. In fact according to Wikipedia, 80% of the time the infected person has no symptoms at all. If you do get signs they can include

  • fever
  • headache
  • lethargy
  • muscle pain
  • nausea
  • rash

It's not common for West Nile to affect the Central Nervous System, but it can and it can be deadly.


A woman in Ada County has tested positive for West Nile Virus. If you think it can't happen to you, it can. According to the Idaho Statesman the virus was contracted near Marianne Williams Park, on Barber Valley Drive in Boise.


5 counties in Idaho have found West Nile Virus present in there area. Summer flooding has made this a particularly bad season for mosquitoes and the West Nile Virus. Please take this seriously and protect yourself with an insect repellent that contains DEET.