- Associated Press - Monday, August 29, 2016

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The state Department of Health says a Yankton County resident has died from causes associated with the West Nile virus.

The agency said Monday that it’s South Dakota’s first death related to the virus this season. The department says the person who died was between 80 and 89.

South Dakota has reported 74 cases of West Nile in humans so far this season.

People can reduce their risk by using insect repellant, limiting time outdoors, covering up with long pants and shirts and getting rid of standing water where mosquitoes can breed.

Symptoms of West Nile include fever, headache, body aches and rash.



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