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  • Gathering water samples from standing water to look for mosquito larvae is part of the work at South Dakota State University through the South Dakota Department of Health’s West Nile virus surveillance program. Undergraduates Luke Zilverberg, left, and Alex Macki collect samples southwest of Brookings.
    Gathering water samples from standing water to look for mosquito larvae is part of the work at South Dakota State University through the South Dakota Department of Health’s West Nile virus surveillance program. Undergraduates Luke Zilverberg, left, and Alex Macki collect samples southwest of Brookings.
  • Undergraduate Kajol Khatri of South Dakota State University gathers mosquitoes from traps in the Dakota Nature Park in Brookings as part of the South Dakota Department of Health’s West Nile virus surveillance program. Those species capable of carrying West Nile virus are then sent to Pierre for further testing.
    Undergraduate Kajol Khatri of South Dakota State University gathers mosquitoes from traps in the Dakota Nature Park in Brookings as part of the South Dakota Department of Health’s West Nile virus surveillance program. Those species capable of carrying West Nile virus are then sent to Pierre for further testing.




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