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First human West Nile virus case reported


As Great Bend prepared to spray for mosquitoes on Thursday, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced the first confirmed case of West Nile virus for 2013. The individual that tested positive is an adult from Atchison County. KDHE also learned of the first West Nile virus positive mosquito sample for 2013. It was collected from Sedgwick County.
Janel Rose at the Barton County Health Department forwarded information from KDHE following the announcement. West Nile virus can be spread to people through bites from infected mosquitoes, but it is not contagious from person to person. Symptoms ...

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