Mosquito Pool from Woodward County Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

The Oklahoma State Department of Health’s mosquito surveillance program has detected West Nile Virus (WNV) activity in Woodward County, the Woodward County Health Department said in a news release Monday.The mosquito surveillance program, which occurs across multiple counties in Oklahoma, traps mosquitoes and tests them weekly for the presence of WNV. Mosquitoes transmit WNV, and a positive mosquito pool means there is an enhanced risk of WNV exposure to people in this area.Preventing mosquito bites is the best way to protect yourself from WNV infection. West Nile Virus symptoms are commonly mild, with signs of fever and headache. However, 1…

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