Two cases of West Nile Virus reported in Johnson County

Four regions of KS still under high-risk warning for West Nile

August 01, 2018 - 5:29 am

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is reporting two cases of neuroinvasive West Nile Virus in Johnson County. Four regions of the state remain under a high-risk warning for West Nile Virus, including north central, south central, northwest, and southwest Kansas. 

West Nile Virus is spread through mosquito bites. About one in five people who are infected develop a fever and other symptoms. Roughly one out of 150 infected people develop the more severe version of the disease, neuroinvasive disease, which includes swelling of the brain or brain tissue and in some cases death. 

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