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2023's first case of West Nile virus reported in Idaho

A mosquito sits on a persons leg.

This month, the first human case of West Nile virus was reported in Idaho.

The infection is most commonly passed along by mosquitos and while some bites only lead to flu like symptoms, others can lead to serious illness.

Dr. Leslie Tengelsen, the State Public Health Veterinarian, joined Idaho Matters to talk more about the infection and how to help prevent it.

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