West Nile Virus Prevention and Control
NEWS: The South Dakota Department of Health is now accepting applications for local mosquito control grants. Funds must be used solely for the purpose of preventing human West Nile disease through the local control of mosquito populations. Direct questions to Susan Gannon at 605-773-3737 or email@example.com. Completed applications should be sent to Meghan Wittmis via email, firstname.lastname@example.org; fax, 605-773-5683; or mail, South Dakota Department of Health, 600 E. Capitol, Pierre, SD 57501-2536. Application deadline is June 8.
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).
- South Dakota West Nile virus fact sheet
- A Decade of West Nile Virus in South Dakota: Human Epidemiology 2002 – 2011
- 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