Five cases of West Nile virus in Milwaukee, Waukesha counties
MILWAUKEE State health officials have confirmed three people are hospitalized with West Nile virus in Milwaukee County and two in Waukesha County, according to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story.
Dead birds testing positive for the West Nile virus have been found in 17 Wisconsin counties, including Rock, Racine and Kenosha.
Humans contract the virus through an infected mosquito bite. Mosquitos become infected feeding on infected birds.
Although most people who are infected don’t become sick, for those who do, the symptoms typically include fever, headache or rash.
The best protection against the disease is to reduce your exposure to mosquitoes.
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