West Nile Virus Claims Another Life
Gillette, WY – A Campbell County man has become the ninth person in Wyoming to die of West Nile virus this year.
Andrew Anderson died November 16 at Campbell County Memorial Hospital.
Although that was just over a week ago, state health officials say new cases of West Nile are unlikely this year because mosquitoes are no longer active in Wyoming.
Anderson died a month and a half after he was believed to have been bitten. He was one of 70 human cases in Campbell County this year.
A total of 393 Wyoming residents have tested positive for the virus in 2003. Some are grappling with lingering effects and many face permanent disabilities.