West Nile Virus in OKLA

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And the year 2020 keeps on being the BEST-est year EVER!!! SMH :facepalm:

From KOCO-TV website:

Oklahoma City-County Health Department epidemiologists confirmed that a sample of mosquitoes from a trap in Oklahoma County has tested positive for West Nile virus, officials announced Monday.

However so far: There have been no confirmed cases of West Nile virus in humans in Oklahoma County this year, officials said.

https://www.cdc.gov/westnile/index.html :

West Nile virus (WNV) is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the continental United States. It is most commonly spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. Cases of WNV occur during mosquito season, which starts in the summer and continues through fall. There are no vaccines to prevent or medications to treat WNV in people. Fortunately, most people infected with WNV do not feel sick. About 1 in 5 people who are infected develop a fever and other symptoms. About 1 out of 150 infected people develop a serious, sometimes fatal, illness. You can reduce your risk of WNV by using insect repellent and wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants to prevent mosquito bites.
 
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