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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

West Nile Virus Story

Here is a story about West Nile Virus and this is why you should not have standing water around your house.
Arizona man dies after contracting West Nile virus

Health officials say an elderly man in Maricopa County has died after contracting the West Nile virus.

The name of the victim, who had underlying health issues, wasn't released Tuesday.

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health said it is the county's first death of the season from the disease.

The mosquito-transmitted disease first was found in Arizona in 2003. Since then, more than 1,000 human cases have been reported.

Maricopa County experienced a mild season last year with 45 lab-confirmed cases. The

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