West Nile Prevention Program
The program is designed to reduce the threat of West Nile Virus which is transmitted to humans through bites by infected mosquitoes.
There are 43 known species of mosquitoes in South Dakota and only nineteen are known vectors of West Nile Virus. It is estimated that less than 1% of mosquitoes are infected with the West Nile Virus. Less than 1% of the people bitten by infected mosquitoes will get seriously ill. The chances are very small that you will be infected with the disease, but, even one case of West Nile Virus is considered one case too many.
Ways to Reduce Exposure
To reduce exposure to mosquitoes and the risk of becoming infected with West Nile Virus, the following steps are also recommended:
Below are links to additional information concerning the city's West Nile Prevention Program and West Nile Virus:
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