West Nile virus reported in 2 Wayne County adults

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Health officials say a man and woman in Wayne County have contracted the West Nile virus.

The announcement Friday from the county Department of Public Health comes a week after health officials in neighboring Oakland County confirmed the first such case to be reported in the state this year.

According to Wayne County health officials, the two patients were hospitalized with West Nile virus meningitis. They since have been treated and discharged.

In Oakland County, a 44-year-old man was hospitalized in July after showing symptoms and was at home recovering.

State officials say an unusually warm spring encouraged the early hatching of mosquitoes, which transmit the virus.


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