Health Department

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administration office at 10777 Main Street in Fairfax is open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Clinic services are not offered at this location.

703-246-2411
TTY 711

10777 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

Gloria Addo-Ayensu, M.D., M.P.H.,
Director of Health

Health Officials Warn of Increased Risk of WNV Transmission in Virginia

As of October 1, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has identified a record number of human West Nile virus (WNV) cases. VDH has received reports of WNV from multiple regions of the state for a combined total of 38 human cases in 2018* .

These cases serve as a reminder that mosquitoes that transmit WNV can be active as late as the end of October here in Virginia, said State Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver, MD, MA, and so we are advising the public to avoid mosquito bites until the first frost.

Read the full news release: Health Officials Warn of Increased Risk of WNV Transmission in Virginia

*SevenĀ of those 38 cases are in Fairfax County and an additional case has been reported.