Cases of West Nile are increasing throughout the Western Slope. Delta County Health and Human Services announced six more illnesses that were reported last week. Only two of the ten reported cases in Delta County have required hospitalization. West Nile is also on the rise in Montrose and Mesa Counties. There are three cases in Montrose County, two of them serious and Mesa County also has three reported cases. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment say that it is important to drain any standing water on your property to keep Mosquitoes from breeding. Also be sure to wear long sleeves and pants if you are outdoors at dusk or dawn, when mosquito activity is at its highest.