- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Department of Health says the state’s first West Nile virus case of the year has been reported out of Goshen County.

The agency says the case involves an adult but released no other details.

West Nile is spread by mosquitoes that feed on infected birds and then bite people, animals or other birds.

Most people infected with the virus don’t have symptoms. Among those who become ill, symptoms include fever, headache, body aches, skin rash and swollen lymph nodes.

However, there have been severe cases in which people infected have died since West Nile first appeared in Wyoming 2002.



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