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).
NEWS: Applications are now being accepted for the annual Mosquito Control & West Nile Virus Prevention grants. Submission deadline is June 1 and grant awards will be issued after July 1. Apply here.
- 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
- NASA's Mosquito Meets MODIS: South Dakota Fights West Nile Virus video (featuring SDSU biology professor Michael Hildreth, SDSU senior scientist Michael Wimberly, & Lon Kightlinger, State Epidemiologist for the Department of Health)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- SDSU Extension
- Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
- American Society for Microbiology