West Nile Virus confirmed, found in horses in Iowa

Officials with the Hamilton County Health Department also announced Tuesday that West Nile virus was detected in mosquitoes in their county.

For the first time this season, mosquitoes in Marion County have tested positive for the West Nile virus. The person was not hospitalized.

A department spokesman said it's the second straight year where the first case is earlier than usual.

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State epidemiologist Joshua Clayton says South Dakotans need to protect themselves against the mosquito-borne virus, especially during evening outdoor activities such as Fourth of July fireworks shows.

· Wear protective clothing outdoors such as long-sleeved shirts, long trousers and socks. Health authorities recommend to apply an EPA-regulated insect repellent, along with other precautions such as avoiding being outdoors when mosquitoes are active.

Install or fix screens on windows and doors. Those who develop symptoms will commonly report fever, headache, body/joint aches or rash. Three people died from the disease in Bergen County which had the highest number of reported cases. About one out of 150 infected people develop a serious, sometimes fatal, illness.

  • Ismael Montgomery