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Lincoln County horse tests positive for West Nile virus


Last updated 8/26/2017 at 4:29pm

Lincoln County, WA – For the third year in a row, a horse has tested positive for West Nile virus in Lincoln County, reminding us that mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus are present. “Although we have not had any human cases, we know West Nile virus is in our communities,” said Public Health Administrator Ed Dzedzy. West Nile virus activity has also been identified in horses and mosquitoes in neighboring counties this year.

Most people who are infected with West Nile virus will not get sick. About one in five people infected will have mild symptoms such as fever, headache and b...

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