West Nile Virus Prevention and Control
West Nile Virus (WNV) causes bird disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes. Humans, horses and other mammals may also be infected. In humans the most serious manifestation of WNV infection is encephalitis (inflammation of the brain).
West Nile surveillance and education in South Dakota is funded by a CDC grant to the Public Health Laboratory.
- Final 2013 surveillance report
- South Dakota West Nile virus fact sheet
- A Decade of West Nile Virus in South Dakota: Human Epidemiology 2002 – 2011
- Monograph: West Nile Virus in South Dakota: Human Epidemiology of the First 5 Years, 2002 - 2006
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- SDSU Extension
- Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
- American Society for Microbiology