The Sedgwick County Health Department is reporting that four local adults have contracted West Nile. They’re the first instances discovered this year.
Officials with the health department say it’s typical that Sedgwick County records its first cases of West Nile around this time of year.
Chris Steward, a health protection supervisor for Sedgwick County, says West Nile does not spread from human to human. She says people should get rid of any standing water around their homes to stop mosquitos from breeding.