7/25/17 – Standard bred cross gelding from Clark County is the first horse in the state to be infected with the West Nile Virus this summer. State equine veterinarian Julie McGwin says the wet summer has contributed to growing problems with the mosquitoes that carry West Nile. She says 90-percent of horses die from the virus, but horses cannot carry it to other horses or humans. McGwin says the Clark County horse was not vaccinated. But even with horses that have been vaccinated, McGwin says they should check with their vets to see if a booster should be given. As of last week, the state health agency says 36 birds have been found infected with West Nile, including one in Dodge County. There have been no human cases yet, but they don’t normally begin until August or September.