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Wyoming braces for mosquito season

Weed and Pest Council prepares for potential repeat of worst year of West Nile Virus cases since 2013 

After a notably bad year for mosquitoes, the Wyoming Weed and Pest Council (WWPC) is warning that the conditions so far in 2024 could mean we're set for another season of swatting.

While most mosquitoes limit their nuisance to itchy bites and buzzing, some carry a potentially serious disease: West Nile Virus.

In 2023, Wyoming saw the worst outbreak of the disease in a decade, with a case rate far exceeding the national average and four human deaths.

The year before, only three cases in total had been reported.

Bracing for a potential repeat of 2023, WWPC is working to learn as much as possible...