DOH’s State Epidemiologist Talks West Nile

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PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) With last week’s announcement that a Hughes County resident was the state’s first human West Nile virus detection of the season, South Dakota health officials remind us that precautions should be taken.  Dr. Lon Kightlinger visited with KGFX’s Scott Lane Wednesday about the topic.  Kightlinger says since West Nile is active in the state, residents should follow personal precautions to prevent mosquito bites and reduce the risk of WNV.  If you missed yesterday’s interview, click on the audio bar below:


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