Kansas Sees First Reported Case Of West Nile Virus This Year

By: Stephanie Schultz
By: Stephanie Schultz

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The first human case of West Nile virus this year in Kansas has been reported in Atchison County.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment also reports the year's first West Nile positive mosquito in Sedgwick County.

The virus can spread to people through bites from infected mosquitoes but is not contagious from person to person.

Last year, there were 57 cases of West Nile virus in the state. KDHE says it's the most cases since the virus made its way to Kansas in 2002.

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