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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

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 susan.gannon@state.sd.us. Completed applications should be sent to Meghan Wittmis via email, meghan.wittmis@state.sd.us;  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).

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