West Nile More Of A Threat To South Dakotans Than Zika Virus

Skeeter fogWith the latest warnings from the Centers for Disease Control about the dangers of the Zika virus, public health departments are stepping up surveillance for the disease.  South Dakota State Epidemiologist, Dr Lon Kightlinger  says they don’t expect the Zika Virus to be a major problem in the state…


Kightlinger says the mosquito that carries the Zika virus can’t survive this far north…


Kightlinger says on the other hand, West Nile could be an issue again…


Kightlinger says there are a few simple ways to avoid West Nile Virus…


For more information, visit the South Dakota Health Department website at doh.sd.gov

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