Season's first human West Nile cases in ND confirmed
Pat Sweeney | Jul 18, 2017 AT 2:17 pm
This season’s first human cases of West Nile Virus in North Dakota have been confirmed by the state department of health.
The cases are in Lamoure and Barnes counties, but the illness did not hospitalize the individuals.
Late last month, three birds in Grand Forks County tested positive for West Nile.
Todd Hanson of Grand Forks Public Health says it’s likely a matter of time before the virus affects someone locally.
of Grand Forks Public Health says we’ll probably see peak numbers at the local
level when we reach mid-August.
people over 60 should take extra precautions, because they are more susceptible
to the more severe form of the disease.