Frankfort, KY – A declining statistic in kentucky is proving encouraging to health officials. The number of cases of West Nile virus has been dropping steadily in recent years.
As of last Friday, four human cases have been reported in kentucky for the year. Mike Schardein of the state department for public health says there have been two human cases of the disease in jefferson County and one each in Grant and Kenton Counties. He says there were seven last year and 14 the year before that.
Kentucky worst West Nile season was its first. In the summer and early fall of 2002, there were 75 cases among people in Kentucky