WILLMAR (WJON News) -- Two horses in Kandiyohi County have been infected with West Nile Virus.

One of the horses died and the other is recovering.  The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says a one-year-old quarter horse colt was unvaccinated and died from complications related to the disease.  The other horse is a 21-year-old mare who recently received a West Nile virus booster dose prior to its infection and is recovering.

The detections are from separate farms and the virus appears to be circulating in mosquitoes in the county.

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The virus circulates between infected birds and mosquitoes and once infected the mosquitoes can transmit the virus to horses and people.



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