The first case of humans contracting the West Nile Virus occurred in New York in 1999. last year, Big Horn County had 11 Human cases of West Nile Virus. Most cases were in areas of the county that were not treated. Mosquitoes are spreading this sometimes-deadly virus. Once it enters a human’s bloodstream, the virus can cause fever, headache, a trunk and body rash, swollen glands and muscular pain. It also can lead to a far worse condition: West Nile encephalitis, a brain inflammation that can result in personality changes. confusion and even death.
Those persons at greatest risk are older than 50 years of age and l or, those persons who have a compromised immune system.

How is West Nile Virus Transmitted?

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Virus is NOT transmitted from Man to Man or from Horse to Man or from Man to Horse.

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