All of Kansas at West Nile virus risk

Source: KDHE
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KANSAS (WIBW) -- The entirety of Kansas is at high risk for the West Nile virus, according to the latest report by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

In the latest of their weekly reports on the subject, KDHE upgraded every region of the state to high risk level for the virus.

West Nile virus is acquired through mosquito bites. According to the KDHE report, the number of the species that carry it saw a significant increase in the area over the last few weeks.

People over 50 are advised to adjust any outdoor activity they plan to do to avoid peak mosquito times.

Most people infected with the virus see no symptoms, but those who are affected can experience things such as headaches, vomiting, diarrhea, rashes, etc. West Nile virus also very rarely causes months-long illnesses or even death.

More information can be found at KDHE's website