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West Nile virus present in county

First local human case reported in several years


August 8, 2019

The first human case of West Nile virus in a number of years has been reported in Crook County. The presence of the disease is thought to be a result of the wet spring and summer, which has created a perfect breeding environment for local mosquitoes.

“This is the first time since I’ve been here, in seven years, that we’ve had a human case in Crook County,” says Public Health Director Becky Tinsley.

“There was one other human case reported a few weeks ago and that was in Campbell County, so it’s all in our little corner of the world.”

Though the disease is often so mild that a...

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