LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4) – A new case of the West Nile virus has been confirmed in a human.

One person was hospitalized in Loveland after getting sick from the virus. The person has since been released.

It is the fifth human case in Colorado this year. One person died in Grand Junction and another was hospitalized in Pueblo. Two Fort Collins residents also tested positive for the virus. They found out after donating blood.

“Both of the blood donor infections were asymptomatic,” Katie O’Donnell with the Larimer County Department Of Health said. “Both of those people weren’t sick so it gives us a heads up with what’s going on in the county.”

Larimer County says they’re now publishing online test results of mosquito traps so that residents can see if mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile in their neighborhoods.

LINK: Colorado Department of Health’s West Nile Virus Page

Additional Information From The Colorado Department Of Public Health And Environment

To help prevent West Nile virus infection, follow the four D’s:

– DRAIN standing water around your house weekly. Remember to drain water from tires, cans, flowerpots, clogged rain gutters, rain barrels, toys and puddles.
– DUSK and DAWN are when mosquitoes are most active. Limit outdoor activities and take precautions to prevent mosquito bites during these times.
– DEET is an effective ingredient to look for in insect repellents. Always follow label instructions carefully.
– DRESS in long sleeves and pants in areas where mosquitoes are active.
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