Jefferson County Confirms First Case Of West Nile Virus

(Jefferson County) A dead bird has led to the first case of West Nile Virus in Jefferson County this year.  Health Department Director Gail Scott tells WTMJ that the spread of the virus by a mosquito bike can lead to human cases, and possibly severe symptoms. Scott adds that no major panic is necessary, given that that four out of five people who do contract the virus never show any symptoms. West Nile yymptoms to watch out for after a mosquito bite include severe headache, muscle weakness and confusion.