PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota has its first human case of West Nile virus this year.
The state Health Department says the virus was detected in a Buffalo County child between 10 and 19 years old.
State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger is urging residents to protect themselves against the mosquitoes that transmit the virus, especially with the Fourth of July holiday this week.
South Dakota since 2002 has had more than 2,000 reported cases of West Nile virus, including 29 deaths.