Local Health Departments Remind Residents to Take Precautions
Hudson Regional Health Commission has been notified that a 25 year old female, a former HudsonÂ County resident, has tested positive in the state lab for West Nile Virus (WNV).Â She was hospitalized in Bayonne Medical Center in late July after developing flu-like symptoms including fever, headache and a stiff neck.
Â â€œThe public health investigation, conducted with the residentâ€™s local health department, revealed that the exposure period occurred during extended travel outside of New Jersey,â€ stated Carrie Nawrocki, Executive Director/Epidemiologist, Hudson Regional Health Commission. â€œUpon return to New Jersey, the patient began feeling ill, sought medical care and was hospitalized in Bayonne Medical Center for evaluation and treatment.Â She continues to follow up with her physician, and has since moved to another state where she is recovering at home.â€
Â To date, 53Â Hudson County mosquito pools have tested positive for West Nile Virus.Â Continue reading HUDSON COUNTY RESIDENT TESTS POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS