West Nile Risks in Central Alabama

The risk of West Nile is on the decline.

As temperatures begin to drop, so does the number of mosquitos, the main transmitter of the virus.

State Health Officials say once temperatures hit 50-degrees.  The mosquito population begins to decline.

But they caution it's not time to put that bug repellent away just yet.

Experts say it takes about 2-weeks of below 50-degree temperatures to significantly cut the mosquito population.

We don't normally see that here, until sometime in november.