West Nile rising in Kansas

Mosquitos are sorted at the Dallas County mosquito lab in Dallas. U.S. health officials say there's been an alarming increase in the number of West Nile cases.

Marcus Clem | Collegio Reporter The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Ga. sent an advisory to all organizations that subscribe to their ListServ-based information service, which includes Pittsburg State University. The advisory stated that a new strain of West Nile Virus, a mosquito-borne illness that common parasites acquire primarily from birds, has spread into the Kansas and Missouri area, according to Carrie Farrington, nurse practitioner at the Bryant Student Health Center. According to the Associated Press, one 85-year old man from Mulvane, Kan. died of West Nile infection. Including that case, 14 cases of fatal West Nile infection have occurred in Kansas since 2002, when the virus first appeared in the state….