Two cases of neuroinvasive West Nile virus confirmed in Johnson County residents, says KDHE

Mosquitos in the Culex family are known vectors of West Nile virus. Photo credit Andy Murray. Used under a Creative Commons license.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced on Tuesday that it had confirmed cases of neuroinvasive West Nile virus in two individuals who reside in Johnson County.

They are the first confirmed cases of human West Nile virus in the state this year. Much of Kansas remains under a high-risk warning for West Nile virus. Northeast Kansas, which includes Johnson County, and southeast Kansas are under a moderate warning.