First 2012 West Nile Death Recorded in MI

Aug 16, 2012

An elderly Washtenaw County woman has died after being hospitalized with symptoms of West Nile Virus.

Health officials say a traveling medical technician accused of causing a hepatitis C outbreak in New Hampshire worked in at least six Michigan facilities from 2003 to 2007.

Health officials in southeast Michigan say they've received confirmation of West Nile virus in a 44-year-old man, the first such case reported in the state this year.

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Health officials say they've identified West Nile virus in two Michigan counties, the earliest such detection in several years as weather conditions encourage the presence of mosquitoes.