Saturday, September 5, 2015 article on West Nile virus in Michigan

Five people test positive for West Nile virus in Michigan
Five people in Michigan have tested positive for West Nile virus, WDIV-TV reported Friday morning.  Three of them have active cases of the disease, while two others donated blood that contained the virus, but show no symptoms.

Two of the active cases occurred in southeast Michigan, one each in Macomb and Monroe counties.  The third was identified from Ottawa County on the west side of the state.  These are the first confirmed human cases in the state for 2015.

In a statement quoted by the Detroit News, Dr. Eden Wells, chief medical executive at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, said “We have clear evidence that West Nile virus is present in the state again this summer.  Even late in the season, remembering to take a few minutes to protect ourselves and our loved ones from mosquito bites when outside can make a big difference.”

The two people whose blood tested positive also came from southeast Michigan.  One was reported from Wayne County and another from Oakland County.
Click on the link in the headline to read the rest of the article and watch the following video from WXYZ: West Nile virus found in humans.

Five cases of West Nile virus are being reported in humans in Michigan.
Stay safe and healthy.

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