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First Human West Nile Case Reported In 2013

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The state's first human case of west Nile in 2013 is reported today in Grant County.

Alicia Lepp with the North Dakota Department of Health says a woman in her 30's from Grant County is the first human to have the virus in the state.

The woman was not hospitalized for her illness, but Lepp says now that the first human case has been reported, more cases are likely to follow.

"Once the first one is discovered we do tend to see cases come afterwards, we are seeing an increase in our culex tarsalis mosquito count, that's the mosquito that transmits west Nile virus and usually when we start to see an increase in that mosquito we start to see cases come after that, Alicia Lepp said.

To help keep you and your family safe from the virus, Lepp says to make sure and wear mosquito repellent that contains DEET, wear long sleeves and pants when weather permits and remove any standing water including bird baths from your lawn.

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