West Nile Virus

6:33 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Wyoming's West Nile cases have increased slightly

Wyoming has seen a slight increase in the number of West Nile Virus cases in the state.  State Health Officials say a surge in recent weeks has pushed the number of confirmed cases to 13 with one death. 

Kim Deti with the Wyoming Department of Health says last year the state confirmed seven cases.  She says it’s difficult to say why they’ve seen an increase this year.

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3:04 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Wyoming records first human West Nile case this year

The Wyoming Health Department is reporting the state's first human case of West Nile virus this year.

The agency announced today that the case involves an adult female from Platte County.

Meantime, mosquitoes with West Nile virus have been detected throughout Fremont County this week.

Officials say they found mosquitoes with the virus in Riverton, Lander, rural Hudson and Arapahoe.

Fremont County Weed and Pest supervisor Lars Baker says West Nile is showing up earlier this year than in the past.

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