Missouri has seen only two confirmed cases of West Nile Virus this year but concerns about the possible spread of the virus are evident in areas throughout the state. Doctor Howard Pue of the State Health Department says it’s likely that West Nile Virus will spread throughoutMissouri. Doctor Pue points humans would not be expected to contract the disease directly from a bird. Rather, a bird carrying the virus would be bitten by a mosquito which would, in turn, bite a human and transmit it that way. Bythe way, one of the confirmed cases was in St. Louis, while the other was in Stoddard County in Southeast Missouri.