The West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Montrose County. Montrose County Health and Human Services announced there are two confirmed cases in the county. There are also four confirmed cases in Delta County. The Centers for Disease Control announce that this year has seen the largest outbreak of the virus this early since it was first seen in the country in 1999. There are more than a thousand confirmed cases across the country with more than half coming out of Texas. They say it is unusual to see this many cases this early in the year, in previous years there have only been three hundred cases by mid August. CDC Officials are not sure how bad the virus outbreak could get this year. The best way to avoid the virus is to keep yourself shielded from mosquitoes. Empty any standing water on your property where the mosquitoes breed, they can breed in spaces even as small as a bucket full of water. Also use insect repellants and wear long sleeves and pants if possible.