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West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus is usually transmitted to people through mosquito bites. The mosquitoes are infected with west nile virus through biting infected animals, especially birds.  Once a person is infected with west nile virus,  only about 2 out of 10 people will actually have symptoms of west nile.  The people who do have symptoms may have a fever, headache, body aches, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash.  Most people with this type of west nile virus completely recover. 

The people who are most at risk for west nile virus symptoms are people who are 60 years of age or older, although illness can occur in people of any age. 

There are several easy steps to take to ensure that you are not at risk for the virus.  Two Rivers Public Health Department recommends that you use bug spray containing one of the following EPA certified ingredients: DEET, Picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus or para-methane-diol, or 2-undecanone. You can use this tool to find a list of EPA certified bug sprays.   When possible, wear long sleeves and long pants. Protect your children by following instructions on the bug spray label an by using mosquito netting on strollers, cribs, and baby carriers. For more information about West Nile click here.

Arboviruses are any of a group of viruses that are transmitted by mosquitoes, ticks, or other arthropods.  This group of viruses include: zika, west nile virus, dengue, yellow fever,   The most common arbovirus in Nebraska is west nile virus. 

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West Nile Virus Activity Information

  • This comprehensive report compiled by DHHS of Nebraska shows information about all activity related to environmental conditions and clinical cases of West Nile Virus and other arboviruses during weeks 35 & 36.

  • This is a quick fact sheet showing the West Nile Virus activity in the Two Rivers district from 8/26/18 to 9/08/18. To date pools in Phelps County and Dawson County have tested positive for West Nile Virus. There are also 4 deaths associated with West Nile Virus statewide. In addition, there are 6 other arbovirus cases in Nebraska, all are travel related.

  • Nebraska has had a significant number of clinical cases of West Nile Virus. In the Two Rivers Jurisdiction, as of 9/14/18, there are 4 confirmed cases of West Nile Virus and 8 cases under investigation.

  • This is a quick fact sheet showing the West Nile Virus activity in the Two Rivers district from 8/20/18 to 9/1/18. To date 3 pools in Phelps County and 1 pool in Dawson County have tested positive for West Nile Virus. There are also 3 deaths associated with West Nile Virus statewide.As we go through September risk will gradually decrease, however risk of WNV infection will remain until the first hard frost of the season. Additionally, five travel-related mosquito-borne illness cases, four malaria and one dengue case, have been reported in Nebraska residents returning from overseas travel. Individuals are strongly encouraged to practice proper mosquito prevention anytime mosquitoes are present or likely to be present no matter where they are to decrease their chances of acquiring a mosquito-borne illness

  • This comprehensive report compiled by DHHS of Nebraska shows information about all activity related to environmental conditions and clinical cases of West Nile Virus and other arboviruses during weeks 34 & 35.

  • This is a quick fact sheet showing the West Nile Virus activity in the Two Rivers district from 8/12/18 to 8/25/18. To date 3 pools in Phelps County and 1 pool in Dawson County have tested positive for West Nile Virus. There are also 3 deaths associated with West Nile Virus statewide.

  • This comprehensive report compiled by DHHS of Nebraska shows information about all activity related to environmental conditions and clinical cases of West Nile Virus and other arboviruses during weeks 33 & 34.

  • This is a quick fact sheet showing the West Nile Virus activity in the Two Rivers district from 8/05/18 to 8/18/18. To date 1 pool in Phelps County and 1 pool in Dawson County have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

  • This comprehensive report compiled by DHHS of Nebraska shows information about all activity related to environmental conditions and clinical cases of West Nile Virus and other arboviruses during weeks 32 &33.

  • This is a quick fact sheet showing the West Nile Virus activity in the Two Rivers district from 7/29/18 to 8/11/18. To date 1 pool in Phelps County has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

  • This comprehensive report compiled by DHHS of Nebraska shows information about all activity related to environmental conditions and clinical cases of West Nile Virus and other arboviruses during weeks 31 & 32.

  • This is a quick fact sheet showing the West Nile Virus activity in the Two Rivers district from 7/22/18 to 8/04/18. To date 1 pool in Phelps County has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

  • This comprehensive report compiled by DHHS of Nebraska shows information about all activity related to environmental conditions and clinical cases of West Nile Virus and other arboviruses during weeks 29 & 30.

  • This is a quick fact sheet showing the West Nile Virus activity in the Two Rivers district from 7/15/18 to 7/28/18. To date 1 pool in Phelps County has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

  • This comprehensive report compiled by DHHS of Nebraska shows information about all activity related to environmental conditions and clinical cases of West Nile Virus and other arboviruses.

  • This is a quick fact sheet showing the West Nile Virus activity in the Two Rivers district from 7/08/18 to 7/21/18. To date 1 pool in Phelps County has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

  • This comprehensive report compiled by DHHS of Nebraska includes the results for 3 new pools testing positive for West Nile Virus.

  • This is a quick fact sheet showing the West Nile Virus activity in the Two Rivers district from 7/01/18 to 7/14/18. To date 1 pool in Phelps County has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

  • This comprehensive report compiled by DHHS of Nebraska includes the results for 1 new pool testing positive for West Nile Virus as well as an asymptomatic blood donor testing positive for West Nile Virus.

  • This is a quick fact sheet showing the West Nile Virus activity in the Two Rivers district from 6/24/18 to 7/07/18. To date 1 pool in Phelps County has tested positive for West Nile Virus. There are 2 human cases of West Nile Virus in Nebraska as well as 4 other Arboviral cases related to travel.

  • This is a comprehensive report about the Arbovirus activity and environmental conditions in Nebraska during 6/17/18 to 6/30/18. This report was compiled and created by DHHS of Nebraska.

  • This is a quick fact sheet showing the West Nile Virus activity in the Two Rivers district from 6/17/18 to 6/30/18. To date 1 pool in Phelps County has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

  • This is a comprehensive report about the Arbovirus activity and environmental conditions in Nebraska during 6/17/18 to 6/30/18. This report was compiled and created by DHHS of Nebraska.

  • The West Nile Virus was detected during weeks 24 & 25 in Phelps County.

  • This is a quick fact sheet compiling the data from the state report to the Two Rivers Public Health Department area for 6/10/18/-6/23/18. West Nile Virus was detected in a pool in Phelps County.

  • This is a comprehensive report created by the state to track arboviral activity.

  • This is a quick fact sheet that will show you information about the West Nile Virus activity and environmental conditions in the Two Rivers Public Health jurisdiction from 6/3/18 to 6/16/18.

  • This is a comprehensive report about the Arbovirus activity and environmental conditions in Nebraska during 6/3/18 to 6/16/18. This report was compiled and created by DHHS of Nebraska.

  • This is a quick fact sheet that will show you information about the West Nile Virus activity and environmental conditions in the Two Rivers Public Health jurisdiction from 5/11/18 to 6/9/18.

  • This is a comprehensive report created by Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services for the Arbovirus activity in the state of Nebraska as well as environmental conditions.