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First case of West Nile Virus in 2018 found in Dane County


August 23, 2018

State and local health officials are advising residents to continue to protect themselves against mosquito bites due to the state’s first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) this year. A resident of Dane County is the first person confirmed infected with the virus in the state in 2018.

The majority of WNV human cases in the state occur during the months of August and September. However, the risk of contracting WNV and other mosquito-borne illnesses is present anytime mosquitoes are active, so it is important for people to be vigilant about preventing mosquito bites throughout the summer a...

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