First case reported in Oklahoma.
State health officials are warning Oklahomans to take precautions against West Nile virus. "The first West Nile case in a Pittsburg County man and positive mosquito tests in Tulsa County are a reminder that West Nile virus is here and precautions need to be taken to protect against the disease," said State Epidemiologist Dr. Kristy Bradley. Although the past three years have been relatively quiet for West Nile virus in Oklahoma, Bradley said early indications may signal a dramatic rise in Oklahoma cases in 2012. Only one case was reported in Oklahoma in 2011.