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The South Dakota Department of Health has confirmed the first West Nile virus (WNV) mosquito pools have been detected in Brown, Beadle, and Minnehaha Counties.
The South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) is pleased to announce that nearly 200 cities, counties, and tribes across South Dakota will collectively receive $500,000 in grants to combat mosquitoes and prevent the spread of West Nile virus (WNV) in 2023. These grants have been allocated to support local efforts in controlling mosquito populations and reducing the risk of WNV transmission.
Today, the South Dakota Department of Health confirmed the first human West Nile virus (WNV) case of the 2023 season in a resident of Sanborn County. South Dakota has reported more than 2,750 human cases and 49 deaths since WNV was first reported in 2002.
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Health today announced that cities, counties, and tribes can apply, or reapply, to obtain state grant funding to help control mosquito populations and prevent the spread of West Nile Virus (WNV) in their local communities.
In South Dakota, we know our people. We know they desire flexibility, affordable care, and freedom to make their own choices regarding practitioners, insurance, facilities, and treatment options. I believe that the government’s role in healthcare is to empower, support, and partner – not mandate, control, and lock down.