West Nile Virus found in Adams County mosquitoes


August 17, 2023

The South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) reported collections of Culex mosquitoes trapped in Adams County on Aug. 1, have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).

Michele Bever, SHDHD health director, reminds residents that WNV can be spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito.

In 2022, 64 Nebraskans tested positive for West Nile virus, according to Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS), with 37 of these being neuroinvasive (infection of the nervous system). Last year four deaths were attributed to WNV.

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