West Nile Bringing Notoriety to the Cornhusker State

BLAIR – Nebraska is second only to North Dakota in the number of human West Nile Virus cases, and the Cornhusker state is first in the number of severe cases of West Nile. Many of those cases found in Douglas, Sarpy and Cass Counties.  The Centers for Disease Control says so far, almost 80 cases reported  in Nebraska just this year along with four deaths.  The virus is spread by mosquitoes that have fed on infected birds and then bite people.   Three Rivers Public Health Department says it’s found it’s first positive West Nile Virus mosquito pool within Dodge County. Three Rivers , which serves Dodge, Saunders and Washington Counties, provides free mosquito wipes and dunks at their office and several other sites.  Details online at three rivers public health dot org.