MILWAUKEE (WKOW) – Officials have confirmed the West Nile virus in mosquito pools in Milwaukee for the first time this year.
As part of the Milwaukee's health department surveillance and prevention efforts, the mosquitoes were collected and tested.
A Dane County resident is the only confirmed case of West Nile in Wisconsin this year.
Last year, 57 cases of West Nile virus infection were reported among Wisconsin residents. It's the highest annual number of reported cases in Wisconsin since surveillance of the disease began.
Symptoms may begin three to 15 days after a bite from an infected mosquito. Symptoms include fever, headache, joint aches, nausea, vomiting and fatigue. Some people are infected don't display any symptoms.
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