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Two probable cases of West Nile identified in Barton County

The sting of a mosquito bite, while unpleasant, may carry a greater bite lately to some living in Barton County.
Two probable cases and one suspect case of West Nile Virus have been identified in the last month, according to Shelly Schneider, director of the Barton County Health Department.
There is no medical treatment and the illness causes flu-like symptoms, ranging from very mild to severe. Symptoms include fever, achy joints and headache.
Some people have no symptoms at all. “They’ve said people will get it and not know they have had it,” said Schneider. “79-80 percent never develops ...


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