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SD officials: Use repellent to combat West Nile

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PIERRE (AP) — State health officials are reminding residents to use mosquito repellent and take other precautions to protect themselves against West Nile virus.

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State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says neuroinvasive disease can be particularly serious for the elderly and those with health conditions such as cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure or a history of alcohol abuse.

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