Health Officials Suggest Steps to Prevent West Nile Virus


July 7, 2021

State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to take steps to avoid mosquito bites and prevent infection from West Nile Virus (WNV). In Montana, WNV season usually begins in July and ends in October, as this is when the mosquitoes responsible for it emerge.

“As we head into West Nile Virus season all Montanans are encouraged to take the necessary precautions,” Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) epidemiologist Erika Baldry said. “There was only one case in 2020, and we want to keep it that way. However, the reality is Montana averaged 23 human cases over a...

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