Owyhee County reports first West Nile virus infections in humans this year

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Idaho’s first locally-acquired human West Nile virus (WNV) infections this year have been identified among two Owyhee County residents. Both residents were over the age of 50. One was diagnosed with West Nile fever and the other was identified through blood donor screening. These are the first human cases of WNV infection in Idaho for 2020.

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