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West Nile Virus already active in Wyoming for 2019

 


West Nile virus may be off to an earlier than usual start in Wyoming this year, with the state’s first case involving a Campbell County adult already reported, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

“Wyoming residents should take steps to protect themselves and their families from mosquito bites,” said Clay Van Houten, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit manager with WDH. Mosquitos spread West Nile virus (WNV) when they feed on infected birds and then bite people, animals or other birds.

“In past years, we typically haven’t seen cases reported until late in July or...



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