by Perry Miller
The state has it's first human West Nile Case of the year. The virus was detected in
a Beadle County blood donor.
According to the state health department, the person is in the 20 to 29 age group
and was not ill. The virus was detected through the routine screening of blood
State Epidemiologist, Dr. Lon Kightlinger, says it’s a clear indication that
mosquito-to-human west nile transmission is taking place and people need to
Seven mosquito pools have also tested positive for the virus so far this season in
South Dakota -- two in Brookings County and five in Brown County.