One case of West Nile Virus has been reported in Rockingham County.
A man was treated and released from RMH in July. There is only one other reported case in Virginia. An adult in Roanoke has also been treated for the virus and has since recovered.
The Department of Health says this is not unusual for Virginia.
In 2011, there were nine cases. In years past, there is usually between one to five cases.
According to health experts, 80 percent of people who have the disease don't feel or notice the symptoms. Less than one percent of victims actually become severely ill.
West Nile Virus is becoming a larger problem in other areas of the nation. More than 40 people have already died from the virus this summer.
The best thing to do to prevent the virus is wear long sleeves outside, use bug spray and get rid of standing water where mosquitoes tend to breed.
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