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West Nile Virus remains a threat


The West Nile Virus (WNV) spread by mosquitoes remains a potential threat in Wyoming as warmer weather arrives across the state, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.

“West Nile virus can sometimes cause serious illness,” said Emily Thorp, surveillance epidemiologist with the Wyoming Department of Health. “Because mosquitoes spread the virus by feeding on infected birds and then biting people, other birds and animals, preventing mosquito breeding and avoiding bites are important.”

According to the Wyoming Department of Health, in Wyoming last year seven human WNV cases were...

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