GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — West Nile Virus cases continue to rise and account for 30% of the state’s total cases. Montrose county has 19 cases of West Nile Virus, which is just one shy of the county’s highest total in the past ten years. West Nile Virus can cause life-threatening illnesses such as encephalitis and meningitis.
the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment urge community members to protect themselves at all measures.

For more information about the virus in Montrose County click here.

According to Mesa County Public Health as shown on the state’s website, there are no West Nile Virus Cases detected as of today.