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The South Dakota Health Department says the most serious manifestation of West Nile Virus in humans is inflammation of the brain.
The South Dakota Health Department says the most serious manifestation of West Nile Virus in humans is inflammation of the brain.
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September 22, 2016

South Dakota Sees West Nile Related Death

The Rapid City Journal reports a Butte county resident died related to West Nile Virus.  This is the second WNV related death in South Dakota this season.  The mosquito-born virus was found in South Dakota in 2002 and since then, it has been related to more than 2,200 deaths in the state.

For more information about West Nile Virus, visit the Black Hills Knowledge Network news archives or resource page.  You can also learn more from the South Dakota Department of Health.  

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