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MADISON (WKOW) -- State health officials say the first human case of the West Nile virus (WNV) was reported in Dodge County.
Officials say the Dodge County resident was hospitalized and released.
Health officials confirm that 18 dead birds tested positive for WNV. The birds were found
in 10 counties: Barron, Brown, Kenosha,
La Crosse, Milwaukee, Oneida, Portage, Rock, Sheboygan and Winnebago. In July, WNV
was detected in three dead birds collected in Dane, Pierce, and Washington
counties. The state now has a total of 21 dead birds from 13 counties testing
positive for WNV.
Officials say the
likelihood of contracting WNV infection is low and most people infected
with the virus will not have symptoms. Those who do become ill may develop a
fever, headache, rash, muscle and joint aches, nausea, vomiting and fatigue
that can last a few days. Symptoms may begin three to 15 days after being bitten by
an infected mosquito. In rare cases, WNV can cause severe disease
including encephalitis and meningitis. Severe symptoms include high fever,
muscle weakness, stiff neck, disorientation, mental confusion, tremors,
convulsions, paralysis and coma. Older adults and people with compromised
immune systems are at an increased risk of severe disease caused by the virus.
think you have WNV infection, contact your healthcare provider.
Department of Health Services and the Dodge County Human Services and Health
Department – Public Health Unit will continue surveillance activities for West
Nile virus until October. As part of the surveillance effort, residents are
encouraged to report sick or dead crows, blue jays and ravens to the Dead Bird
Hotline at 1-800-433-1610.
For more information regarding the West Nile virus in Wisconsin, click here.
Fall Creek (WQOW)- A home on Partridge Road exploded Sunday afternoon. The Township Fire Department says the family is out of town and no one was hurt in the blast. Right now crews are on scene investigatingMore >>
A home on Partridge Road exploded around noon on Sunday. The Township Fire Department says the family is out of town and no one was hurt in the blast.More >>
Local scores, complete golf results, softball brackets, plus highlights from softball and golf.More >>
Local scores, complete golf results, softball brackets, plus highlights from softball (Altoona vs. Baldwin-Woodville, Superior vs. EC North, Osseo-Fairchild vs. EC Regis, McDonell vs. EC Immanuel Lutheran) and golf (WIAA Division 1, 2, & 3 regionals).More >>
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI says a man being questioned by authorities in the Boston bombing probe was fatally shot when he initiated a violent confrontation. The shooting incident early Wednesday tookMore >>
The FBI says a man being questioned by authorities in the Boston bombing probe was fatally shot when he initiated a violent confrontation.More >>
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