West Nile Virus In Minnesota 26 Jul 13

A man in Murray County is the state’s first human case of West Nile virus this summer. Epidemiologist Dave Neitzel says that citizens should not panic, but does remind everyone that we are heading into the peak West Nile season, and urges everyone to wear insect repellant, especially at dusk and dawn. He says that West Nile is most common in areas with open agricultural land in Minnesota, and that 75-80% of people infected will not show symptoms. There were 70 human cases of West Nile and one fatality in 2012.