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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

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.

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