Atchison County Has The First Case Of West Nile This Year

By: WIBW (Posted by Kion Hudson)
By: WIBW (Posted by Kion Hudson)

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- The Kansas Department Of Health And Environment says an adult from Atchison County has the state's first case of West Nile Virus this year.

KDHE says on its website that a mosquito sample in Sedgwick County has also tested positive for west nile. A virus that can be spread to people through bites from infected mosquitoes, but its not contagious from person to person. Symptoms include headaches and low-grade fever. To swelling of the brain.

West-nile virus cases are most common in the late summer and early fall months.

There were 57 cases in Kansas last year. The most since the virus was first found in Kansas a decade earlier.

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