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West Nile virus surveillance underway


West Nile virus season has arrived. The North Central District Health Department is once again providing surveillance throughout the nine-county district that includes Antelope, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Holt, Keya Paha, Knox, Pierce and Rock counties.

Mosquito trapping has started in Cherry, Holt and Knox counties. If any West Nile virus-positive mosquito pools are trapped, NCDHD will report them to the public.

The health department will not be collecting corvid birds for West Nile Virus testing this year. Citizens who find a dead bird should use a glove or a plastic sack to discard of the bir...

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