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MILWAUKEE, WI — The fall colors are starting to appear in Wisconsin, and Halloween is on its way, however there’s one pesky part of summer that’s not giving up anytime soon: mosquitoes.

Here in Wisconsin, residents are familiar with mosquito bites, and the itchy bumps – and sometimes rashes – that ensue. However there is the potential for greater dangers from these little critters: the potential to contract the West Nile Virus or Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Health officials say these two diseases have vexed residents in other states.

Here’s what you need to know about both of these serious mosquito-borne illnesses in Wisconsin:


First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in Wisconsin in 2019

Authorities in Wisconsin say that mosquito season isn’t done yet, and that the first human case of West Nile virus (WNV)… Read more


Mosquito Borne EEE Found In Wisconsin; Linked To 5 U.S. Deaths

Health officials in Wisconsin say a hazardous type of mosquito-borne encephalitis that has led to illness and five deaths in other states has been found in Wisconsin. In early… Read more


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