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State: First human case of West Nile virus this season

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LIVINGSTON COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

The state has confirmed its first human case of the West Nile virus (WNV) for 2016.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reports that the resident is an older adult from Livingston County and is currently recovering.

“Hot, dry summers are ideal for the mosquito that transmits West Nile virus, and this case is an important reminder to stay vigilant against mosquito bites throughout the summer,” said Dr. Eden Wells, Chief Medical Executive at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. 

So far this season 13 birds have tested positive for WNV and mosquitos in Oakland and Saginaw counties have also tested positive for the virus.

For more information on the WNV, click here.

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