West Nile virus can be spread to people through mosquito bites, but it is not spread from person to person.
The health agency says it bases its risk assessment model on temperature, mosquito surveillance data, and human cases from the previous year (2017).
KCHD wants to again remind residents to take precautions by wearing bug spray that contains DEET and to drain any standing water where mosquitos can breed.
One person has died in Georgia due to West Nile Virus, leading state health officials to warn residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites. Also, you should consult a physician before using repellents on infants.
The risk for being bitten by a mosquito is highest from dusk to dawn and when temperatures are above 50 degrees, and especially above 60 degrees. Most people fully recover, but for some, it can develop into a severe illness that affects the central nervous system. Always follow label directions.
If you must be out during these hours, wear light-colored long-sleeve shirts and long trousers. Mosquitoes love water, so it's important to get rid of this potential breeding ground.
Watch for health department alerts and warnings about mosquito disease outbreak. Four total cases have been reported in Kent County this year and one has been reported in Berrien County.
Fliers are also being handed out to people alerting them that West Nile was found in the area and advising them on how to help prevent the spread of it.
So far the health department in Roanoke's health district has not reported any of the 12 cases.But experts do want to use that number to remind you of best practices.
For more information on West Nile Virus visit the OPH Department's website or contact them at 610-278-5117.
The MSDH added Harrison County - the Gulfport case - to the list of confirmed cases on August 27.
Fifty-three cases and two deaths have been reported in Louisiana, a CDC report shows.