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West Nile Cases Nearly Double In North Dakota

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The number of West Nile Virus cases in North Dakota has nearly doubled in the last two weeks.

Alicia Lepp with the North Dakota Department of Health says in the past two weeks the number of cases have grown from 39 to 76.

She says the mosquito which carries the West Nile Virus can be found throughout the state, but the increase in cases the past two weeks have been mainly in central North Dakota.

Lepp says mosquitoes will stick around until we see our first hard frost.

"We just want to remind people that there's still the risk of west Nile virus out there even though the weather is cooling down, people still need to take precautions against mosquito bites," Alicia Lepp said.

So far one person has died in North Dakota this year from West Nile Virus.

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