June 30, 2022
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Health has confirmed the first West Nile virus mosquito pool of the season has been detected in Brown County.
State officials urge the public to take simple steps to protect themselves and their families against West Nile, which can cause fever, headaches, rash, swollen lymph nodes, and muscle and joint aches.
Since its first human West Nile case in 2002, South Dakota has reported 2,681 human cases, including 877 hospitalizations and 47 deaths. Every county has reported cases.