West Nile Virus confirmed, found in horses in Iowa

Officials say the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship State Veterinarian Dr. Jeff Kaisand has confirmed the cases and they have been detected in horses living in Iowa.

South Dakota has recorded its first case of human West Nile virus of 2019. She said vehicles will be equipped with a flashing yellow rooftop light, West Nile virus signs and "Makes Frequent Stops" caution sign.

West Nile virus is an arboviral disease that people can contact through the bite of a mosquito that has fed on an infected bird.

"This is the earliest a case of West Nile virus has been detected in New Jersey", Health Commissioner Shereef Elnahal said. Mild symptoms include flu-like illness with fever, headache, body aches, nausea and sometimes swollen lymph glands, or skin rashes on the chest, stomach and back.

Residents are also encouraged to take precautions to prevent exposure to mosquitoes by eliminating breeding sites and standing water on their properties, and wearing insect repellent containing deet.

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