It ain't just a river in Egypt: West Nile Virus, don't be in Denial

 


The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there were 2,469 cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) in the United States in 2013, resulting in 119 deaths. In Wyoming last year, 41 cases of WNV leading to one death were reported. Since 1999, there have been 722 documented cases of in Wyoming. Nationally, the peak incidence WNV cases occur during August.

A wet spring and standing water left by the flood is going to make for a banner year for mosquitoes. Those blood-sucking nuisances are the number one vector spreading West Nile, and there have been cases in the Valley before....



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