NEBRASKA — Two more people have died in the state of Nebraska due to complications from the West Nile Virus, according to the Douglas County Health Department.
Nebraska's Department of Health and Human Services says that takes the total of deaths for this season up to six in the state.
Health officials say more cases of the West Nile virus are being found in Nebraska this year, especially on the eastern end of the state.
The virus is spread by mosquitoes. Most people who test positive will either have no symptoms but some cases can be severe.
The risk of West Nile will gradually decrease this fall, but the threat will linger until the first hard frost of the season.
So health officials recommend taking precautions such as wearing mosquito repellent and long-sleeved clothing when outside.