West Nile Virus In Lincoln

The first case of the West Nile Virus in Nebraska has been found, right here in Lincoln. Now, the Health Department is expanding testing to see how much the virus has spread.

But the Heath Department doesn't want anyone to panic. In order to get sick you have to be bitten by a mosquito, that has bitten a bird, that has West Nile Virus. Even then chances of dying or even getting sick are very unlikely.

If you would like more information on the West Nile Virus, log onto

www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.htm