Officials with Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome are saying that they have a patient that may have West Nile Virus.

Lisa Brown with Redmond Regional Medical Center told Romenewswire "“We do have a patient with a possible case of West Nile Virus. Further tests are being run and it will be several days before the results are returned. The patient is stable and recovering.”

Officials say the best way to prevent West Nile virus is to be careful, use a good insect repellant, make sure you have screens if you keep your windows open, and do away with standing water that serves as a breeding ground for mosquitos.