Health officials say a case of probable West Nile virus has been detected in Allegan County. The illness is spread by mosquitoes, and as of August 28, there have been ten confirmed cases and six probable cases in Michigan this year. Most people who become infected with West Nile Virus will not develop any symptoms, but in severe cases, the disease can be fatal. The best way to protect yourself from the West Nile virus is to reduce your exposure to mosquitoes. Health officials recommend eliminating standing water on your property, making sure all window screens are secure, and using insect repellent that contains DEET. You can find out more about the West Nile virus right here.