Wyoming Starts Checking for West Nile

Laramie, Wy – The state Health Department has started
testing for the re-emergency of West Nile in Wyoming.
West Nile Virus Surveillance Coordinator Terry Creekmore says
thus far 13 birds and 18 horses have tested negative for the virus. Birds and horses provide an early warning because they typically become ill from West Nile before humans.
Creekmore also says the Emergency Insect Management Committee is accepting grant proposals for emergency insect management programs. Programs would include mosquito, grasshopper and other insect
control.
The Emergency Insect Management Committee meets later this month
to consider grant proposals.