By Tim Kowols
Kewaunee County has officially been added to the list of communities with a positive case of the West Nile Virus. On July 28th, an infected dead crow was brought in after it had already been found in the surrounding areas of Brown, Door and Manitowoc Counties weeks before. Spread by the bite of mosquitos, Kewaunee County Public Health Director Cindy Kinnard says it was just a matter of time.
Kewaunee County joins over 40 other counties in the state with positive West Nile Virus cases, but according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, none have affected humans. Less than one percent of humans contracting West Nile Virus will suffer serious illness while as many as 80 percent will not experience symptoms at all.