Common questions: Here we've compiled a list of documents and videos that may answer some common questions about West Nile virus, mosquitoes in South Dakota, and related topics.
- Are all mosquitoes the same?
- What effect does weather have on West Nile virus cases?
- Could we get Zika in South Dakota?
- How is NASA helping the fight against West Nile virus in South Dakota? (video)
News: While South Dakota has more human West Nile cases per capita than any other state in the country, the virus is also found in other areas. Here we've compiled a list of articles that may shed light on how this threat to public health shows up elsewhere. Additionally, there is news from the medical and academic worlds, including new understandings of WNV infections and how the disease can be prevented or treated. After a while, older articles are moved to the Archived News page.
- June 25th, 2017: "If it doesn’t happen to you, you don’t really think much about it.”
- June 22nd, 2017: A Canadian province changes how it funds mosquito control
- June 19th, 2017: First human case reported for Texas in 2017
- June 16th, 2017: Around 1 in 10 of serum donors in Israel show antibodies to WNV
- June 16th, 2017: First two human cases for California in 2017
- June 13th, 2017: Mosquitoes in Ohio test positive for WNV
- June 6th, 2017: Mosquitoes in Las Vegas positive for WNV, negative for Zika
- June 5th, 2017: Oklahoma reports its first WNV-positive mosquitoes in 2017
- June 2nd, 2017: Tennessee and Idaho report their first WNV-positive mosquitoes in 2017