Whole state under moderate risk of West Nile infections

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas health officials say that every county in the state is at moderate risk of West Nile virus infections.

The Department of Health and Environment of Kansas said Friday that no human cases were reported since May 25th.

The virus can cause fever and other symptoms. About one in 150 people infected develops swelling of the brain or brain tissue that in some cases can cause death. The virus cannot be transmitted from man to man.

The health department says that people should remove stagnant water from their properties. To avoid being bitten, people should wear insect repellent, long sleeves and trousers, especially at sunrise and sunset when mosquitoes are most active.

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