2nd West Nile virus case confirmed in Kansas

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment confirms there is a second person in Kansas with a confirmed case of West Nile virus.

KDHE said the person lives in Douglas County, Kansas.

This is the second case in Kansas this year. The first was a person in Thomas County.

Infected mosquitoes spread the West Nile virus so prevention tips include avoiding mosquitoes with bug spray, long clothing and avoiding areas where mosquitoes are abundant.

There is not currently a vaccine for the virus and most people infected don't show symptoms.