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 open for the 2016 mosquito control grants. There is a total of $500,000 in funding available - individual grant awards could range from $500 to $20,000 and will be based on the population of the applying jurisdiction and its number of human WNV cases through 2015. Applications are due June 1, 2016 and awards will be announced by July 1, 2016. Direct questions to Susan Gannon, 605-773-3737.
NASA's Mosquito Meets MODIS: South Dakota Fights West Nile Virus video features SDSU biology professor Michael Hildreth, SDSU senior scientist Michael Wimberly, and Lon Kightlinger, State Epidemiologist for the Department of Health
- 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