Department of Health: West Nile Remains a Threat

(Courtesy Photo)
(Courtesy Photo)

As warmer weather begins to settle in across much of the state, the Wyoming Department of Health issued a reminder that West Nile virus spread by mosquitoes remains a potential threat. Sheridan County Public Health Nurse Toby Granger.

Granger said that severe headache and confusion are typically the main symptoms associated with severe West Nile virus. There were seven human cases of West Nile reported in Wyoming last year. Since the virus first appeared in the state in 2002, the annual numbers have ranged from two with no deaths, to 393 and nine deaths. More information on West Nile virus can be found here.

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