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The first human cases of West Nile infection in Idaho were confirmed



WEISER, Idaho (AP) – Idaho public health authorities say they have confirmed two human cases of the West Nile virus infection.

Idaho Stateman reports that the two Washington County adults in western Idaho are the first known human cases in the state in 2019.

A person older than 30 was diagnosed with neuroinvasive disease in the West Nile virus.

The other person was older than 60 and suffered from West Nile virus fever.

In 2006, Idaho had nearly 1,000 infections and 23 deaths, which was more cases of the disease than any other condition.

The West Nile is usually associated from the bite of an infected mosquito. It is not spread from person to person through temporary contact.

Symptoms of infection often include fever, headache, pain in the body, nausea, vomiting and sometimes swollen lymph nodes or rashes.

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